Amanullah Khan, one of the founders of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) that initiated the violent campaign for independent Kashmir, has died at the age of 82 in Pakistan.
Khan who was suffering from a chronic lung disease for which he was hospitalised three decades ago, died on Tuesday in a hospital in Rawalpindi.
His funeral prayers in absentia would be held at Lal Chowk on Wednesday.
“J&K has lost its most valiant son. Aman sahib was a pioneer of the struggle for the J&K’s independence. His persistence is an example,” said JKLF chief Yasin Malik as per a report by The Hindu.
He was a prominent Kashmiri leader who spearheaded the militant movement for complete independence in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK).
Here is all you need to know about him:
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: Twitter| Sartaj Alam Taj)