Top elected pro-India Kashmiri leader dies at age 79

January 7, 2016 5:00 AM

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NEW DELHI – A top elected pro-India leader of Kashmir, who tried to win over insurgent groups in the troubled region, has died in a New Delhi hospital of pneumonia. He was 79.

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who took over as the top elected official of the region in March last year, was hospitalized two weeks ago in the Indian capital.

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