Veteran figure and former bureaucrat O N Dhar passed away in a New Delhi hospital early this morning. He was 89.
Dhar was Secretary to former Chief Minister late G.M. Sadiq. During his illustrious career, he held the posts of Director Industries and Commerce, Secretary Revenue, Commissioner/Secretary Tourism, Secretary to late Governor L.K. Jha.
He was with late Sadiq from 1964 till his death in December 1971.
During the Quit Kashmir movement, he was detained for 13 months following the arrest of Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah in 1946-47.
He was brother of former Director Information K L Dhar.
His cremation will take place today at 5 pm at Arjun Nagar, Delhi.