Sayed Muzaffar Hussain Burney, a former civil servant who also served as governor in various states, has passed away. He was 90.

Burney, suffering from old age related ailments, died on Friday night, a member of his family said.

Burney was an officer of the Indian Administrative Services of the Orissa cadre where he went on to become the Chief Secretary of the State.

He served as the governor of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and some north-eastern States.

He was also the Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi from 1990 to 1995.

Burney was a member and later chairman of the Fourth and Fifth Minority Commissions from 1988 to 1992.