PA Sangma dead at 68; Lok Sabha adjourned in respect for former Speaker

PA Sangma is survived by daughter Agatha Sangma and two sons James and Conrad.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 5, 2016 12:32 am
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Former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma passed away at the age of 68. He also served as chief minister for Meghalaya before being elected as Speaker.

Sangma unsuccessfully contested against Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential election. He lost by more than 3 lakh votes.

A top Congress leader for many years, Sangma was among the founding members of the NCP. He also joined the All India Trinamool Congress for a short while before forming his own National People’s Party in 2013. He represented the Tura parliamentary constituency for nine terms, including the incumbent 16th Lok Sabha.

Born on September 1, 1947 in Chapathi village of West Garo Hills in Meghalaya,Sangma completed his graduation in B.A. (Hons.) from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong.

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He is survived by daughter Agatha Sangma and two sons James and Conrad. The Lok Sabha was on Friday adjourned for the day, without transacting any business, after paying homage to the former Speaker.

Bangladesh Jatiyo Sangshad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was seated in the special box when the House met. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan informed the members of her presence and thereafter announced the death of Sangma.

She said, “His parliamentary skill and comprehensive knowledge of parliamentary practices and procedures earned him respect from all sections of the House.

Leaders across the political spectrum have expressed their condolences at the death.

With ENS inputs

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    Sirius
    Mar 4, 2016 at 7:08 am
    Ping away of Mr. P A Sangma is a great loss to Meghalaya, North East and to the nation.
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      ah
      Mar 4, 2016 at 9:18 am
      Sangma unsuccessfully contested against Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential election. He lost by more than 3 lakh votes. .............. 3 L A K H V O T E S ...........?????????????
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        iftiindian
        Mar 4, 2016 at 6:07 am
        Very sad,untimely, demise of a principled and charming personality .
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          Monoj Hazarika
          Mar 4, 2016 at 7:53 am
          An efficient parliamentarian, and able national and regional leader with capacity to address people was P A Sangma. People will miss him very much. I condole his death, he could have served another decade to the people of the North Eastern region of India.
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            BharatK
            Mar 4, 2016 at 7:37 am
            "na jayate mriyate va kadacin nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah ajo nityah sasvato ’yam purano na hanyate hanyamane sarire" (Bhagavad Gita 2.20) "For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain." AUM Shantih, Shantih, Shantih!
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