Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq
1st Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
In office
30 March 1965 – 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
Other political
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

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] He 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 12 December 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. ^ "Third JK CM to die in harness". Tribuneindia News Service. Tribune News Service. Retrieved 16 December 2020.


Political offices Preceded byKhwaja Shamsuddin Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir 1964 – 1965 Succeeded byOffice Abolished Preceded byOffice Created Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir 1965 – 1971 Succeeded bySyed Mir Qasim