40th Death Anniversary of Munshi Abdul Sattar observed in Leh

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Jun 08, 2019
Leh :

The family members and close relatives of Late Abdul Sattar organised a congregation meeting on June 6 in the loving memory of the great Hero of Ladakh on the occasion of his 40th death anniversary.

He represented J&K under the leadership of Late Sheikh Abdullah in 1935 and he was the only freedom fighter from Ladakh who was part of the meeting chaired by the then Prime Minister Late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and then President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain. 

In 1938, he was sent to jail in Skardu while agitating for Independence. He was a newsreader and used to educate people about the importance of freedom and independence.

In 1949, along with Kushok Bakula Rinpoche and five others, he joined the National Conference and was associated with it from 1949 to 1970.

He passed away on 6th June 1979.