People throng Sayeed's residence to offer condolence

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Srinagar, Jan 8: The residence of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti at Gupkar area here was on Friday, Jan 8, abuzz with hundreds of people and party workers, who thronged the house to condole the death of her father and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Leaders, workers and supporters of the PDP were joined by people from various walks of life to offer their condolences to Mehbooba and her other family members.

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There were no restrictions on people visiting the bereaved family but the condolence meetings were kept away from the media.

A PDP leader said that the condolence meetings will continue at the Gupkar residence tomorrow while congregational prayers (fateha khwani) will be held at Dara Shikoh Park at Bijbehara at 11 am on Sunday. Condolence meeting will continue at Gupkar home of Mehbooba after 2.00 pm on Sunday.

Sayeed passed away at AIIMS hospital in Delhi yesterday, 14 days after he was admitted for severe lung infection. He was laid to rest at a graveyard in his ancestral town of Bijbehara in Anantnag district.

The state has declared seven days of mourning as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

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