Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma passed away at the age of 68 years on 4th March 2016. P A Sangma is died of heart attack on Friday. He was 68. Current Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced the news of P A Sangma’s death in the House, which was adjourned for the day.
While expressing deep sorrow over Sangma’s passing away, Ms. Mahajan said he knew how to run the House with a smile and “I learnt this from him.”
“A man of masses, Sangma strove relentlessly for the amelioration of the marginalised sections,” Sumitra Mahajan said.
Condoling the death of Sangma, PM Narendra Modi said he was “a self-made leader whose contribution towards the development of the Northeast is monumental.
Sangma’s tenure as Lok Sabha Speaker “is unforgettable”. His down-to-earth personality and affable nature endeared him to many,” he said.
Late P A Sangma was a nine-time member of the Lok Sabha and the Speaker in the 11th Lok Sabha. He had also held important portfolios in the Union government. He was also the Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990 and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly from 1990 to 1991.
P A Sangma had faced hard struggle in his life. He was born on September 1, 1947 in village Chapahati in the picturesque West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya. After completing his graduation from St. Anthony’s College, he went to the Dibrugarh University in Assam for his Masters degree in International Relations. Subsequently, he also obtained a degree in Law.
May His Soul rest in peace…
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