05 November 2016 Current Affairs: Former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma died after a prolonged illness. Sharma, 85, is survived by six sons.
Sharma was not well for the past some time and breathed his last this morning at his residence.
The six-time legislator also served as speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
He served as Deputy Chief Minister in the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led PDP-Congress coalition government and later served as Health Minister in 2006, when Ghulam Nabi Azad took over as Chief Minister of J&K.
He also held important positions in the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee. Azad, who is here to meet border dwellers, visited his residence and expressed condolence with the family members of Sharma.
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