Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister’s Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Monday condoled the demise of former chief secretary Muhammad Iqbal Khanday.
The 1978-batch IAS officer passed away late last night at SKIMS Soura.
Omar, the National Conference Working president, took to twitter and wrote: “Sorry to hear about the demise of Iqbal Khanday Sb. He was Chief Secretary in J&K & worked with me when I had the privilege of heading the government. My heartfelt condolences to his family & loved ones. Allah Jannat naseeb karey.”
In her condolence message, Mehbooba, the Peoples Democratic Party chief, mentioned that Mohammad Iqbal Khandey was a simple person easy to get along with and totally dedicated to his job.
The Chief Minister appreciated the significant contribution of the officer to various departments of the state he has served during his tenure. PDP President said in his death, the State Government has lost a dedicated officer and a generous human being.
The former Chief Minister expressed her deep sympathies to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.