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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed passed away on Thursday morning at 7.15 AM in AIIMS hospital.

Sayeed, a political stalwart from the valley was hospitalised for the last two weeks. His party PDP came into power after winning the 2015 assembly elections with BJP.

His party PDP came to power after winning the 2015 assembly elections after joining hands with the BJP.

Tributes poured in from all the political quarters and leaders.

His daughter Mehbooba Mufti is fated to be his successor. This would also make her the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

He was five days shy of his 80th birthday. This was his second Chief Ministerial tenure. He was also India’s first Muslim Home Minister when he became one during VP government in 1989.

He was also India’s first Muslim Home Minister when he joined  the cabinet of the VP government in 1989.

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in his life faced a lot of attacks from separatists and militants. His coalition with BJP also triggered controversies as he had earlier expressed solidarity with the Congress.

Some tweets from political leaders paying tributes to Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.

Omar Abdullah, former CM and leader of opposition in J&K

Home Minister Rajnath Singh

PM Narendra Modi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi

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Jammu And Kashmir’s Ad Film Wins Gold At IAA Awards

Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

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A short film on Jammu and Kashmir tourism, launched by the state government, has won “gold” at an award ceremony organised by the India chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) here.

The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 has been declared the winner in the ‘Travel and Tourism Category’ at IndiAA awards held here on Friday, according to an official statement.

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The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 Flickr

IndIAA Awards is the intellectual property of the IAA India chapter, and was instituted in 2015. The award recognises mainstream creative advertising campaigns.

The film highlights the hospitality of Jammu and Kashmir. The 5-minute film was the first such big campaign launched by the Kashmir government.

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Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

In 2014, the Union Ministry of Tourism had launched a campaign and won the ‘Blue Elephant’ at ‘Kyoorius Creative Awards’. (IANS)

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