New Delhi, March 3: Former Lok Sabha Speaker and ex-chief minister of Meghalaya died at the age of 68 on Friday. Soon after the news broke out about the death of 11th Lok Sabha speaker, the session was adjourned till March 8. According to reports, Sangma was admitted in RML hospital on Friday after he complained of heart attack and after initial treatment, doctors declared him dead.

Sangma had joining politics, was elected as vice president of the Pradesh Youth Congress in Meghalaya in the year 1973 and was elected to the 6th Lok Sabha as a parliamentarian from Tura constituency. He served his constituency till his death and was a chosen representative for eight times. He also served the state of Meghalaya as Chief Minister from 1988-90. Known as one of the most dedicated and respected for his political affiliations, Sangma was a also a man with controversies. (ALSO READ: Mukul Sangma reviews law and order scenario in Garo Hills)

The late parliamentarian from Tura, was the co-founder of Nationalist Congress Party along with Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar after having a disagreement with Congress party. He was among the the politicians who were opposing Congress Sonia Gandhi for becoming the president of the ruling party. But, later when Anwar and Pawar joined hands with Congress, Sangma joined hands with Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, and was associated with it till last.