Manipur BJP president S Tikendra Singh passed away on Thursday due to Covid-19 related complications. He was 69.
Sources said the Manipur BJP chief had contracted the deadly virus few days back and was undergoing treatment at Shija hospital in Imphal.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh has expressed condolences over the sudden demise of S Tikendra Singh.
I’m at a loss of word to learn that Prof. S Tiken Singh, President @BJP4Manipur , had passed away just a while ago. We have lost a stalwart of BJP Manipur who have dedicated his life for the service of people and the party. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. RIP Oja. pic.twitter.com/zVnI3RZCY8
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) May 13, 2021
Born in 1952 in Bishnupur, Singh completed his MA in Philosophy from the Banaras Hindu University in 1973.
He was associated with Jay Prakash Narayan movement during his university days.
He was the associate professor in Maharaja Bodhachandra College in Imphal but took voluntary retirement from his job in 1994 to join the BJP.
Singh was also the general secretary (administration) of the state BJP from 2006 to 2009.