Khwaja Shams-ud-Din

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Khwaja Shams-ud-Din (1922 – 19 April 1999)[1] was the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for a brief period of time from 12 October 1963 to 29 February 1964. It was during his administration, on 26 December 1963, that the Prophet's Relic was stolen from the Hazratbal Shrine.[2] Weeks after that incident, he was replaced by Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq.[3]


  1. ^ "Index Sh-Sl". Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Moslems Riot Over Theft of Sacred Relic", Chicago Tribune, 29 December 1963, p1
  3. ^ Sagar, Daya (12 November 2014). "J&K has suffered more because of 'politicians'". State Times. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad
Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
1963 – 1964
Succeeded by
Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq