Former Manipur Chief Minister and India's Oldest Parliamentarian Rishang Keishing Passes Away

24 August, 2017, 02:56 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Former Manipur Chief Minister Rishang Keishing

The four-time chief minister was admitted to the hospital July 1 with serious medical problems and died at 8:15 p.m.

The Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zelaing on Wedesday offered his condolences to the on the demise of former Manipur chief minister and member of parliament Rishang Keishing. During his tenure, he escaped assassination attempts by militants several times. The veteran Congress leader was 96.

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Keishing was born to Rungdi and Mungshingla Keishing at Bungpa village in Ukhrul district of Manipur on October 25, 1920.

In Delhi, Union home minister Rajnath Singh condoled the demise of Keishing, and described him as a "towering leader" from Manipur who believed in humanity, social harmony and clean politics. Keishing started his career as a teacher and was first elected to the Lok Sabha from the reserved seat in 1952.

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The body was later taken to his residence at Mantripukhri and the last rites will be performed tomorrow, said his son former Congress MLA Victor Keishing. He tweeted: "I am deeply shocked & full of grief to hear news of demise of pabung Sh Rishang Keishing.Manipur lost a true son of soil".

"My thoughts are with the family and well-wishers of Mr".

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After his tenure as the Rajya Sabha MP ended in 2014, the oldest Parliamentarian had said that he will not contest an election again. "Condolences to his family and wellwishers", Mamata said in a tweet.

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