On the first anniversary of the patron of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, we pay tributes to this visionary politician and a smart reconciler from the core of our hearts. Who can forget the key role he played in peace-process in the valley when he invited the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to address a rally in Srinagar, which resulted in an almost instant change in the situation, both within the State and in the regional context. It was all under Mufti Sayeed’s leadership that PDP gain strength in Jammu and Kashmir. In the political spheres, both in J&K as well as across the country, Mufti was known for his astute political sense which he garnered by decades of experience in Kashmir politics. In his political life, much of the credit goes to his daughter Mehbooba Mufti, who has mobilised and organised cadre for the party and is known as a hard bargainer. Today, we pay our heartfelt tributes to this visionary leader, a smart political strategist and masterful politician.