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Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing passes away

SNS | New Delhi |

Former Chief Minister of Manipur and Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing passed away on Tuesday at 8: 15 pm due multiple organs failure.

He was 98.

The four-time CM was admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences(RIMS), Imphal due to age-related health issues on July 1.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to Twitter to condole the demise of the senior politician and said Manipur has lost a true son.

“I am deeply shocked & full of grief to hear news of demise of pabung Sh Rishang Keishing.Manipur lost a true son of soil. R.I.P” Biren Singh tweeted

Paying respect to the late former CM, state government offices and educational institutions will remain closed on Wednesday. The state will also observe a three-day mourning.

Keishing served as the state CM from 1980 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1997. He is the oldest parliamentarian in world. He joined the Indian National Congress (INC) under the leadership of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Born to Rungdi Keishing and Mungshingla Keishing in Bungpa Khunou, Ukhrul district of Manipur, Keishing was supported by his wife and 6 (six) children.