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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Condoles Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, The Leader With The Healing Touch

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SRINAGAR, INDIA - NOVEMBER 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed during a rally at the Sher-i-Kashmir cricket Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Srinagar, India. Modi announced a special package of Rs. 80,000 crore for Jammu and Kashmir and said that the government’s treasury is for the people. He said, 'If we can develop this, the youth will find employment right here. Friends, this development, in Jammu, Kashmir or Ladakh will always be our top agenda. And I dream of a new powerful, resurgent Kashmir.' (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, saying his demise leaves a huge void in the nation and that the leader who provided a healing touch would be missed.

"Mufti Sahab provided a healing touch to J&K through his leadership. He will be missed by all of us. Condolences to his family & supporters," he said in a tweet.

"What stood out about Mufti Sahab was his statesmanship. In his long political journey he won many admirers across the political spectrum," Modi said.

The Prime Minister said Mufti's demise leaves a "huge void in the nation and in J&K, where his exemplary leadership had a major impact on people's lives".

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