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Former MLA Sonawar passes away

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NC, other political parties condole demise

Srinagar:  National Conference (NC) and several other political parties have condoled the demise of former legislator Mohammad Yasin Shah.

National Conference leader and former MLA Mohammad Yasin Shah died here on Thursday.

He was 71.

“The @JKNC_ family lost a kind & soft spoken leader today. Yaseen Shah Sahib, Ex MLA Sonwar, passed away this morning. His loss will be deeply felt by all of us. My condolences go out to his family & loved ones,” NC vice president Omar Abdullah tweeted.

A three-time legislator, Shah was first elected as MLA from the Hazratbal constituency in 1987.

In 2002 state elections, he won from Sonawar and retained the seat in 2009 bypolls after NC president Farooq Abdullah vacated it following the latter’s election as Rajya Sabha MP.

NC Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday expressed deep sorrow over the demise Shah.

While extending condolences to the mournful family, party president prayed for peace to the soul of deceased and much needed strength to the grief-stricken family.

Other party leaders also condoled the demise.

Meanwhile, Congress party and Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party leaders too have condoled the demise.

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