New Delhi: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy passed away at around 2:50 PM on Sunday. He breathed his last at a Gurugram hospital, reported news agency ANI.Also Read - 4 Reasons Why Tourism is The Next Growth Engine For India, TAAI President Jyoti Mayal Explains

Reports claimed that Roy was taken to Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital after he complained of some stomach-related complication. He was undergoing treatment since then. Also Read - Budget Glossary 2022: Key Economic Terms Decoded to Understand FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Speech

Calling Roy his personal friend, former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said,”I am deeply shocked by the unexpected news of the sad demise of our honourable Speaker, Dr Donkupar Roy. Lost a personal friend & a leader of the state, rare, trustworthy & dependable. Deepest condolences to the bereaved family.”