Former Union railway minister CK Jaffer Sharief died this morning at a hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao said.
Jaffer Sharief was 85.
He was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru 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,” Dinesh Gundu Rao said in a tweet.