Rupon Sing Ronghang
Rupon Sing Ronghang who died late Sunday night. Image credit - Northeast Now

Former Assam minister Rupon Sing Ronghang passed away late Sunday night in Diphu Civil Hospital.

Ronghang died at 11.30 pm. He was 71.

Born in 1948, he was the eldest son of late Khoysing Ronghang and late Kaphui Teronpi.

He did his M.Sc from Gauhati University and later obtained a law degree.

Ronghang served as liaison officer in Coffee Board but later he quit the government service.

He was associated with various social organisations including KANCHASDCOM where he was the president.

Ronghang entered active politics in 1999 after joining the Congress party.

In 2001, he contested the State Assembly election from Baithalangso on party ticket and won the polls.

In the government of the then chief minister Tarun Gogoi, he became the minister of state for education.

Late Ronghang will be cremated on Tuesday.

After the demise of the former minister, condolences continue to pour in for the bereaved family members of Ronghang.

The chief executive member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Tuliram Ronghang, has also condoled the demise of the former minister.

In his condolence message, the CEM said: “He (Rupon Sing Ronghang) had been an influential leader of his time.”

Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee (KADCC) held a condolence meeting for the late leader at its office at Diphu in presence of DCC president Khorsing Engti.

Bokajan Block Congress Committee also held a condolence meeting at its office in presence of Block Congress president Sarsing Engti and other party leaders.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also condoled the demise of former minister Ronghang.

In a condolence message, Sonowal stated: “The people of the state will remember the bold role played by late Ronghang for the development of the state as a public representative.”

Stating that late Ronghang was engaged with different social organization, Sonowal stated: “His demise is an irreparable loss in the state’s political and social life.”

He also expressed deep condolence to the bereaved family members of late Ronghang.

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