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JKLF founder Amanullah Khan dead at 82

IANS 26 Apr 2016, 14:58:08 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Amanullah Khan died on Tuesday in Pakistan following a chronic lung disease, his son-in-law Sajjad Lone said. Khan was 82.

Lone told IANS: "He was seriously ill for the past three weeks. My wife Asma Khan and our children were with him. He died early today in Rawalpindi."

A JKLF spokesman said that the funeral prayers of the deceased would be held at Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Born in Gilgit on August 24, 1934, Khan formed the JKLF in 1977. The group advocates Kashmir's independence from both India and Pakistan. He lived in Pakistan.