Sayeed's burial at ancestral graveyard in Kashmir: Family

Srinagar: The burial of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who passed away on Thursday morning in New Delhi, will take place in the evening at the family's ancestral graveyard in Bijbehara town of Anantnag district, family sources said.

Sayeed's body will be flown to Srinagar in a special plane from Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

"Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will accompany the body along with bereaved family members and some senior state ministers," official sources told IANS.

The sources said the body would be taken to Sayeed's official residence in Srinagar where it would kept for sometime before it is taken for burial to Bijbehara.

Sayeed passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, where he had been admitted on December 24 for treatment of chest infection.

Sayeed is the third chief minister of the state to die in office after G.M. Sadiq (1971) and Sheikh Abdullah (1982).