Nazir Ahmad Mir was shot at by suspected terrorists near his residence at Bahrampora in Dangiwacha area of the district, a police official said.
Mir was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the official said.
A case has been registered and a hunt is on to nab the assailants, police said.
Jammu and KAshmir witnessed a long period of unrest this year. The unrest, that lasted for over 70 days began after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani.