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.
In the passing of Ambareesh Ji, the Congress family has lost a valuable member. He was a famous son of Karnataka, whose work as an actor & and in politics, won him a huge following both in the state & across India. My condolences to his family and friends in this time of grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 25, 2018
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief Dinesh Gundu Rao also condoled the death of the veteran leader.
One of @INCIndia’s senior most leaders, many times MP and one of India’s most successful Railway minister, Karnataka’s very own son Sri CK Jaffer Shareef has passed away.
A national leader who had a great connect across all communities, a truly secular leader.
— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) November 25, 2018