Srinagar, Jan 7: Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir today condoled the death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed with his predecessor, Omar Abdullah, saying he was saddened by the death. “Just heard the terrible terrible news of Mufti Sahib’s passing away. I’m shocked & deeply saddened. May he rest in peace,” Omar wrote on Twitter. JKPCC chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir said Sayeed was the biggest pillar of the state. (Also Read: Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi condole Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death)

“Sayeed spent his entire life in politics and worked for the interests of the state. His endeavour was to end the uncertainty in the state,” Mir told. CPI(M) MLA M Y Tarigami said it was a “very very sad moment for people of Jammu and Kashmir, which is already under stress and strain”. Tarigami said the mature leadership of Sayeed will be missed greatly. “He was a man who had done a lot for the state in his long political career. He will be remembered for his efforts to bring the state out of the mess,” he added.