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Cardiologist shot by militants succumbs to his injuries

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Dr. Sheikh Jalal-ud-din
Dr. Sheikh Jalal-ud-din

Eminent cardiologist from Kashmir Dr. Sheikh Jalal-ud-din succumbed to his injuries at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday. Dr. Sheikh Jalal-ud-din had sustained injuries in an attack by militants a month ago on the outskirts of Srinagar.

The former director of the prestigious Shere-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Soura, 64-year-old Dr. Jalal, was shot by militants near his residence at Namblabal in Pampore on July 18.

While his two police guards had died on the spot, the cardiologist was hit by a bullet on the left eye and was rushed to Soura medical institute in a critical condition, before being flown to AIIMS here in an air ambulance.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah and his father Union Minister Farooq Abdullah have condoled the demise of Dr. Jalal.

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