President condoles death of former CM of Manipur

Rishang Keishing dead at 97: Former Manipur CM passes away in Imphal due to multiple-organ failure

Rishang Keishing, world's oldest parliamentarian and Manipur's ex-CM, dies at 96

The Manipur government has declared three days of mourning in the state. Keishing passed away around 8.15 pm due to multiple organ failure, doctors attending him at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) said.

He was admitted to hospital on July 1 after a significant deterioration in his health conditions. In 1994, he retired as the world's oldest serving parliamentarian when his term in Rajya Sabha ended.

Keishing who hailed from Bungpa village in the Ukhrul district of Manipur was born to Rungdi Keishing and Mungshingla Keishing. He did his graduation from St Paul's College, Calcutta. He is survived by two sons and four daughters. The veteran Congress leader was 96.

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The Congress twitter handle said: "Condole the passing of former CM of Manipur & Rajya Sabha MP Shri Rishang Keishing". He was first sworn in as chief minister on November 27, 1980.

His body was brought to his home at Mantripukhri, on the outskirts of Imphal, where floral tributes were paid.

"Rishang Keishing was a people's man and a pragmatic leader". Manipur lost a true son of soil.

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"The demise of Mr. Rishang Keishing leaves a great void in the politics of the Northeast, a region he served with great diligence".

"My thoughts are with the family and well-wishers of Mr".

He won the seat seven times and became the state's longest-serving chief minister.

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