Mamata Condoles Jaffer Sharief’s Death


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday expressed her deep grief over the passing away of veteran Congress leader and former Union minister CK Jaffer Sharief.

Banerjee remembered having met Sharief for the first time after she became an MP. “Saddened at the passing away of very senior politician and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief. He had a special affection for me. Met him in my first term as MP. My condolences to his family and his many admirers,” Banerjee wrote on her twitter handle.

Sharief passed away Sunday at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest. He was 85.

Family sources said Sharief was not keeping well for quite some time. He is survived by two daughters.