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Former Union minister C K Jaffer Sharief passes away

C K Jaffer Sharief

Bengaluru | Former Union railway minister C K Jaffer Sharief passed away this morning at a hospital here, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao said. Sharief was 85.

He was admitted to a private hospital here a few days ago after he collapsed while getting into his car for Friday namaz.

“One of @INCIndia’s senior most leaders, many times MP and one of India’s most successful Railway minister, Karnataka’s very own son Sri CK Jaffer Shareef has passed away. A national leader who had a great connect across all communities. a truly secular leader. My condolences,” Rao said in a tweet.

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