NEW DELHI: Former bureaucrat O N Dhar passed away in a New Delhi hospital early Wednesday Morning. He was 89.
Dhar was Principal Secretary to former Chief Minister late G M Sadiq.
During his illustrious career, Dhar held the posts of Director Industries and Commerce, Secretary Revenue, Commissioner/Secretary Tourism and Secretary to late Governor L K Jha.
He was with late Sadiq from 1964 till his death in December 1971.
During the Quit Kashmir movement, O N Dhar was detained for 13 months following the arrest of Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah.
Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar has condoled the demise of O N Dhar.
Akhtar said he had a long association with Dhar who served in the state with distinction and was known for his integrity and hard work, a statement issued by information department said.
Akhtar extended his condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.