Purno Agitok Sangma, who was the Lok Sabha Speaker from 1996 to 1998 and one of the co-founders of Nationalist Congress Party passed away today following a heart attack he was 68.
Purno Agitok Sangma was born on 1 September 1947 in village Chapahati in the picturesque West Garo Hills District of the State of Meghalaya in North East India. One of the greatest leaders from Northeast in national politics, he has been elected to the Lok Sabha eight times since 1977. After completing his graduation from St. Anthony’s College, he went to Dibrugarh University in Assam for his Masters degree in International Relations. Subsequently, he also obtained a degree in Law.
- Sangma was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 1996 to 1998.
- He was a co-founder of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He was also a chief minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990.
- Sangma also served as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990.
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