Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary Iqbal Khanday passed away Monday morning.
Reports said that Khanday was suffering from cancer for some time before breathing his last here today.
The 1978 batch IAS officer Khanday held various positions in the state government before taking the top position.
Khanday in his career held a number of positions in different capacities. He was a Deputy Commissioner, a director and then headed planning – for a long time, tourism, health, home, finance, R&B, besides heading the IMPA.
He was principal secretary to the former chief minister Mufti Sayeed. Khanday was regarded as a competent and an upright officer.