SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti have paid tribute to Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg, former deputy chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on his 36th death anniversary.
Governor observed that Beg was an astute administrator and parliamentarian who, as Sheikh Abdullah’s revenue minister, was the architect of visionary land reforms and enforcement of pro-tiller policies.
“Mirza Beg would perhaps be remembered most for the maturity and farsightedness with which he conducted the extended parleys, in the mid 1970s, with the representative of the Union, leading to the ‘Beg-Parthasarthy Accord’, a landmark in J&K-Delhi understandings,” he said.
Chief Minister in her message described the Late Afzal Beg as “a seasoned leader who possessed unmatched qualities of an astute politician and an equally innovative administrator who ruled the political canvas of the state for a pretty long time”.
“The role and contribution made by late Mirza Afzal Beg in the public life of Jammu & Kashmir would be remembered for ever. His contribution in the historic land reforms, which led to equal distribution of land resources among people, has been monumental. People would continue to recall his far sightedness and maturity with which he conducted himself in politics and administration,” Mehbooba said.