Former Speaker of Lok Sabha PA Sangma passed away in New Delhi today.
68-year-old Sangma was rushed to Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was declared brought dead by doctors.
The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till March 8 as a mark of respect to Sangma.
“We deeply mourn the passing away of PA Sangma ji, I had learnt how to run Lok Sabha with a smile from him,” Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of PA Sangma.
“Shri PA Sangma was a self-made leader whose contribution towards the development of the Northeast is monumental. Saddened by his demise,” Modi said.
“Shri PA Sangma’s tenure as Lok Sabha Speaker is unforgettable. His down to earth personality & affable nature endeared him to many,” he added.
Remembering his relationship with Sangma, Modi said, “Sangma ji was deeply influenced by Netaji Bose. Here’s a programme both of us attended in 2012 on Azad Hind Fauj.