Mufti’s ‘Chahrum’ Turns Bijbehara’s Dara Shikoh Garden Melancholic

Aakash Hassan


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Mehbooba Mufti offering prayers at her father’s grave. (Photos: Aakash Hassan/KL)

On fourth customary mourning day of late CM Mufti Sayeed’s demise, his daughter and heir-apparent, Mehbooba Mufti broke down inconsolably inside Bijbehara’s Dara Shikoh Garden—turning mood inside the Mufti’s last resting place melancholic.

Amid this emotional charged atmosphere, the congregational prayers led by Maulana Zia-ul-Haq were held.

Mufti breathed his last on January 07, 2015 in AIIMS at New Delhi.Mufti's Fateha 5


Besides daughter Mehbooba Mufti, his wife Begum Sayeeda, daughters Rubaya Sayeed and Mehmooda Sayeed and son Tassaduq Hussain took part in their Mufti’s Fateha with moist eyes.

Since early Sunday, thousands of people from unionist political spectrum of state thronged the sprawling Dara Shikov Bagh, where the former Chief Minister was laid to rest on Thursday last, to attend condolence meet, praying at the grave of Mufti besides offering Quran Khawani.

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Incidentally, it is the same garden where Mufti Sayeed started his chequered political career that saw him write new chapters in the annals of J&K history.

Also present were former Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Dr. Nirmal Singh, ex-Ministers, Legislators, senior party leaders and functionaries and top officers of the State government including Chief Secretary, B. R. Sharma, Financial Commissioner, B. B. Vyas and Director General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar.

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After Congregational Fateha, Mehbooba Mufti along with her brother, slowly walked up to the podium and waved to an emotional crowd of people, which was seen chanting slogan  – “Jab Tak Sooraj Chand Rahega, Mufti Tera Naam Rahega”.

The Fateha is now being held at Fairview residence where Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to arrive.


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