Veteran National Conference (NC) leader Sheikh Nazir passed away today morning in the winter capital. Sheikh Nazir’s health had been continuously deteriorating and had been admitted to the super specialty hospital in Jammu on Sunday. He breathed his last at about 5: 30 am today morning. Sheikh Nazir was 84, and was the Nephew of NC founder late Sheikh Abdullah.
Nazir had been put on a life support system and had recently undergone two emergency dialysis procedures. His health had been giving up for sometime now. Omar Abdullah had visited the super specialty hospital last evening to ask about his uncle’s health.
Sheikh Nazir ruled the party as its general secretary for nearly three decades.
It was generally believed that most of Abdullah’s crucial political and even administrative decisions were influenced by his cousin.
Omar Abdullah has told the media persons that as per his wishes, Sheikh Nazir would be buried in the family’s ancestral graveyard in Soura area of Srinagar.