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Mehbooba Mufti, 56, is 13th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. First woman to head J&K, Ms Mehbooba is daughter of former CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
She was adminstered oath by Governor N N Vohra in Raj Bhawan Jammu at 11 AM. She took oath in Urdu.
Sayeed breathed his last on January 07, 2016 after heading PDP-BJP government for over nine months.
Born on May 22, 1959, Mehbooba is eldest of four siblings – two sisters and one brother. A single parent, she is mother of two.
Ms Mufti fought her first elections from the ancestral Bijbehara assembly constituency in 1996 in South Kashmir on Congress ticket.
After she reigned in 1999, Mehbooba fought another assembly election in 2002 from the Wachi (Shopian) constituency and her first Lok Sabha election from South Kashmir in 2004.
Ms Mehbooba never lost an election in her 20-year political long career.
Instrumental in resurrecting her late father political career in Kashmir, Mehbooba’s journey as J&K Chief Executive will not be an easy affair. As her arch political rival, Omar Abdullah said, “J&K is not a forgiving place for mistakes.”
A law graduate, Mehbooba’s mother; sisters, Rubiaya Sayeed and Mehmood Sayeed; brother Tassaduq Hussain Mufti and daughters, Irtiqa and Iltija also attended the function besides her extended family members.