Senior Congress leader and former Railway Minister CK Jaffer Sharief dies at 85

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passes away in a hospital in Bengaluru. He was 85 years old.

Veteran Congress leader and former Railway Minister was shifted to Fortis Hospital on Cunningham Road after he collapsed while getting into the car for Friday namaz. He has been kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

As reported by the Hindu, his associate told that Mr. Sharief was too stressed out of late as he was busy preparing for the release of the Urdu translation of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s ‘India Wins Freedom’.

The book release was scheduled to be held at Palace Grounds on November 28. Former President Pranab Mukherjee was invited for the function.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi condoled the death of Sharief.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief Dinesh Gundu Rao also condoled the death of the veteran leader.

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