Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma passed away on Friday due to heat-attack. He was 68.
He died at Delhi’s RML Hospital, where he was undergoing the treatment.
Sangma, was born on September 1, 1947 in village Chapahati in Meghalaya, had held various public offices in his long and successful political career. He served as the Lok Sabha Speaker from 1996 to 1998 and was the chief minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. In 2012, he had also contested the presidential election, which he lost to Pranab Mukherjee.
And he was the co-founder of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to Sangma, who was also a sitting member of the parliament.