New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma passed away on Friday. According to reports, Sangma died of a heart attack at his Delhi residence.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and other members of the House today condoled the passing away of Sangma and hailed him as a very popular mass leader.
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.
Growing up in the small tribal village, young Sangma realised early in life that he would have to struggle hard to rise in life.
Inspired by his mother who inculcated in him the values of diligence, humility and honesty, he learnt that education was the only way to progress in life.
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.