Patna, Jan 7: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today today mourned the demise of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and expressed their condolence to the departed leader's family and supporters.
"Deeply saddened to hear of Mufti Sahib's demise. My condolence to his family and supporters (sic)," he tweeted. In a condolence message, the Bihar Chief Minister said that the country has lost a great, popular and visionary leader in the passing away of the 79 year-old Sayeed.
He said that during a distinguished political career spanning several years, Sayeed had performed various responsibilities with aplomb. RJD supremo Lalu Prasad also mourned the death of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and said he (Sayeed) was a warm, brilliant and exemplary leader.
"Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Mufti Sahab. He was kind, warm, brilliant and exemplary leader with strong administrative qualities," he tweeted.
"His presence would strongly be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with him and with those he left behind. May God give him eternal rest," the RJD supremo said in another tweet. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister passed away earlier this morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital.