State Funeral Accorded to Longest Serving MLA of Meghalaya

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and a host of cabinet ministers and party workers paid their homage during the funeral.

Published: 29th September 2015 07:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2015 07:35 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SHILLONG: Meghalaya government today accorded state funeral to its longest serving legislator and a hill state movement leader, Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, who passed away on Friday last.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and a host of cabinet ministers and party workers paid their homage during the funeral at his village at Mawkyllei in West Khasi Hills district where thousands of supporters, well-wishers, friends and family members had assembled.        

The mortal remain was later buried as per Christian procedures.        

The 86 year-old founder and President of the Hill State People Democratic Party died of pneumonia, septicaemia and multi-organ failure at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) at Mawdiangdiang near here on Friday.        

A three-day state mourning was also observed as a mark of respect for the legislator.       

He as considered as one of the strongest voices campaigning against mining of Uranium in Meghalaya.

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