Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Haji Abdul Salam passed away here on Tuesday night following a brief illness, family members said.
He was 69.
Haji Abdul Salam is the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of Rajya Sabha from Manipur. He has been representing the state in the upper house since 2014, a Congress official said.
Born at Heibong Makhong in Thoubal district, Haji Abdul Salam is survived by his wife, son and 5 daughters.
He was elected to the 3rd, 6th and 8th Manipur Legislative Assembly from Wabagai assembly constituency.