Senior NC leader Ghulam Mustafa Bhat passes away

Srinagar, Feb 22 (PTI) Senior leader of the rulingNational Conference and Deputy Advocate General of Jammu andKashmir Ghulam Mustafa Bhat died here today after prolongedillness.

He was 50.

Bhat, who had also served as the Mayor of SrinagarMunicipal Corporation (SMC), breathed his last at SKIMShospital in Soura where he was admitted for the last twomonths after undergoing surgery for a tumour of spinal cord ata Delhi hospital, family sources said.

He was elected as Mayor of SMC following the landmarkcivic body elections in the state held in 2005 after a gap ofabout 27 years.

A lawyer by profession, Bhat remained Mayor of SMC fortwo years and was appointed as the deputy Advocate Generalby the state government last year.

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