Veteran Congress leader and former railway minister Challakere Kareem Jaffer Sharief, 85, passed away on Sunday, news agency ANI reported. He was hospitalised after he collapsed while getting into the car for Friday prayers. Jaffer was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Fortis Hospital.
Senior Congress leader CK Jaffer Sharief passes away in a hospital in Bengaluru. He was 85 years old. pic.twitter.com/n6NsWkk44J
— ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2018
“Sharief was too stressed out of late as he was busy preparing for the release of the Urdu translation of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's 'India Wins Freedom'. The book release was scheduled to be held at Palace Grounds on November 28. Former President Pranab Mukherjee was invited for the function,” according to the Hindu report.