Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Amanullah Khan passed away at a Rawalpindi hospital on Tuesday morning. He was 82.
Khan, the father-in-law of Kashmir’s regional party People’s Conference president Sajad Gani Lone, breathed his last at 8:30 am following a chronic lung disease.
Lone said, “He was seriously ill for the past three weeks. My wife Asma Khan and our children were with him. He died early today in Rawalpindi.”
The deceased leader, who was born in the Astore area of Gilgit on August 24, 1934, was also the co-founder of the Kashmir Independent Committee in 1963. He was elected secretary general of the JK Plebiscite Front (PF) in 1965 and co-founded the JK National Liberation Front (NLF) with Maqbool Bhat.
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik had earlier this month expressed concern over Khan’s deteriorating health and appealed to the people of Kashmir to pray for his speedy recovery.
According to reports, his funeral would be held on Wednesday.