Mehbooba Mufti (born 22 May 1959) is an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, from 4th April 2016 to 19th June 2018.
She resigned on June 19 2018 after BJP withdrew support from the coalition government.
She was the first woman to hold the office. Mehbooba Mufti is India’s second Muslim woman chief minister after Syeda Anwara Taimur of Assam.
She is the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was a member of the Indian parliament, representing Anantnag in the 16th Lok Sabha; before she was sworn in as the Chief Minister of J&K.
She had previously represented Anantnag in the 14th Lok Sabha (2004–09) but did not contest the 2009 election for the 15th Lok Sabha.