Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, 79, passed away on Thursday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
Sayeed, detected with sepsis, decreased blood count and pneumonia, was admitted to AIIMS on December 24, with complaints of neck pain and fever.
Since then, he continued to be in the Intensive Care Unit of AIIMS as his platelets count dropped dangerously low.
AIIMS had on Wednesday come out with a brief statement saying that the chief minister required respiratory support and that "his condition continues to be warranting close monitoring by the team of experts at AII
Sayeed took over as chief minister of the PDP-BJP coalition on March 1 last year