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SMH Burney passes away

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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 last night, a member of his family said.

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

He served as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, and some northeastern states.

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

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

First Published: Sat, February 08 2014. 09:15 IST