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Syed Ali Shah Geelani

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Syed Ali Shah Geelani
Geelani in 2009
Member of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
In office
In office
In office
Personal details
Born(1929-09-29)29 September 1929
Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir, British Raj
Died1 September 2021(2021-09-01) (aged 91)
Hyderpora, Srinagar
Political partyJamaat-e-Islami Kashmir (until 1993), Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (until 2020)
Alma materUniversity of the Punjab
Oriental College[3]
AwardsNishan-e-Pakistan (2020)[4]

Syed Ali Shah Geelani (29 September 1929 – 1 September 2021) was an Indian Kashmiri separatist leader and politician. He was a member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly from 1972 until 1982 and again from 1987 until 1990. Geelani was born in Bandipore, India. He was a member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

Geelani died on 1 September 2021 at a hospital in Srinagar, India ​from pneumonia caused by kidney cancer, aged 91.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Disillusionment or Pakistan push? Story behind Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Hurriyat exit". ThePrint. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. Prabhash K. Dutta. "Syed Ali Shah Geelani: Hartal man of Kashmir politics or soft peddler of terrorism?". India Today.
  3. Hakeem, Paradise on Fire (2014), p. 25.
  4. "President Alvi confers Nishan-e-Pakistan on Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani". www.thenews.com.pk.
  5. Desk, News (1 September 2021). "Syed Ali Shah Geelani passes away | Free Press Kashmir". freepresskashmir.news. Retrieved 1 September 2021. {{cite news}}: |first1= has generic name (help)