Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq

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Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq
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1st Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
In office
30 March 1965 – 21 February 1967
In office
21 February 1967 – 12 December 1971
Preceded byHimself as a Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
Succeeded bySyed Mir Qasim
4th Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
In office
29 February 1964 – 30 March 1965
PresidentKaran Singh
Preceded byKhwaja Shamsuddin
Succeeded byHimself as a Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
Personal details
Political partyNational Conference,
Indian National Congress
EducationIslamia College, Lahore and Aligarh Muslim University

Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq (1912 – 1971) was an Indian politician, who served as the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 1964 to 1965, when the position was renamed to Chief Minister.[1] He continued as the Chief Minister till his death in 1971.[2][3]

Education and career[edit]

He was a graduate of Islamia College in Lahore and Aligarh Muslim University.[4] He served in Sheikh Abdullah’s first cabinet from 1947 to 1953. [5] and was the leader of the National Conference party from 1957 to 1961 after which he joined the Indian National Congress. He was elected the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in 1964. He became the first chief minister of the state in 1965, when the J&K Constitution was amended (Sixth Constitution of J&K Amendment Act, 1965) by the then Congress government, and the position of Prime Minister was replaced with Chief Minister.[6]

He died in office following a heart attack on December 12, 1971. [7]


  1. ^ Das Gupta, Jammu and Kashmir 2012, p. 193.
  2. ^ Bose, Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace 2003, p. 87.
  3. ^ Gauhar, G. N. (1997), Abdul Ahad Azad, Sahitya Akademi, pp. 60–, ISBN 978-81-260-0322-8
  4. ^ "Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq, 59, Kashmir Chief Minister, Dies". New York Times. 13 December 1971.
  5. ^ "My faith in India still strong: Kin of last J&K PM". Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Explained: When Jammu & Kashmir had its own Prime Minister and Sadr-e-Riyasat". The Indian Express. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  7. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Third JK CM to die in harness". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 16 December 2020.


Political offices
Preceded by
Khwaja Shamsuddin
Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
1964 – 1965
Succeeded by
Office Abolished
Preceded by
Office Created
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
1965 – 1971
Succeeded by
Syed Mir Qasim