Srinagar, April 26: Amanullah Khan, who founded Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) passed away at Rawalpindi in Pakistan on Tuesday morning. He was 82-year-old. The funeral ceremony of Amanullah Khan will take place at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi, on Wednesday, at 11:00 am. Amanullah Khan is survived by one child, a daughter named Asma who married Sajjad Ghani Lone, the son of Abdul Ghani Lone, Chairman of JK People’s Conference in November, 2000. Also Read - Pakistan Remains on FATF Grey List, Given Time Till June to Implement Full Action Plan

Amanullah Khan was born in Gilgit on August 24, 1934. In 1940, he went to Kashmir in pursuit of educational opportunities. In 1963, he co-founded the Kashmir Independent Committee. He was elected Secretary General of JK Plebiscite Front (PF) in 1965. Later he co-founded the JK National Liberation Front (JKNLF) with Maqbool Bhat. In May 1977 he formed JKLF by renaming the England branches of JKNLF. (ALSO READ: PM Narendra Modi invokes Atal Bihari Vajpayee, says Insaniyat for taking Jammu and Kashmir forward) Also Read - Pakistan MP Who is in His Late Fifties, Marries 14-Year-Old Baloch Girl; Police Launch Probe

Khan has written two books, Free Kashmir (English) and my autobiography (in Urdu), and about 3 dozen booklets and pamphlets in English and Urdu about different aspects of the Kashmir issue and the Freedom Movement. He had visited over 20 countries to lobby for his cause including attending the UN General Assembly and held many press conferences there. Also Read - Govt Permits Pakistan PM Imran Khan to Use Indian Airspace For His Maiden Visit To Sri Lanka