Former CS J&K Khanday dead at 62

Srinagar, Nov 19 (UNI) Former Chief Secretary (CS) of Jammu and Kashmir Mohammad Iqbal Khanday passed away in S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here early Monday morning.

He was 62.

His “Nimaz Jinazah” will be held at Friends Enclave Humhama near Srinagar airport later in the day.

A 1978-batch IAS officer, Mr Khanday had served as Principal Secretary to Mufti Muhammad Sayeed during his term as Chief Minister in PDP-Congress Government.

He rose to the level of Chief Secretary in 2013 during National Conference-Congress Government headed by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Political, social and religious leaders have expressed their grief over his demise.

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