Late Mufti Mohammad Syed likely to get Padma Vibhushan

Srinagar: A year after he passed away on January 7, former JK CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is likely to be honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the highest category of Padma or civilian honours given away on Republic Day, The Hindu reported.

The award is significant in that the late Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir had struck an alliance with the BJP to form a government after the 2015 elections yielded a fractured mandate.

The award is likely to be given on January 26, the Indian Republic Day.

Pertinently, the first death anniversary of late Mufti will be observed tomorrow.

Late Mufti is the second politician, besides former CM Ghulam Muhammad Sadiq, to be honoured with Padma Vibhushan.