File image of Danny Shaiza. Image credit: The Sangai Express
File image of Danny Shaiza. Image credit: The Sangai Express

Former BJP MLA Danny Shaiza of Manipur passed away in Imphal on Friday afternoon.

The 66-year-old Danny was a prominent BJP leader in Manipur’s hill districts.

He was hospitalised in a Delhi hospital for quite some time, informed family members.

He was the third son of the former Manipur CM Yangmaso Shaiza and also the first BJP MLA from hill districts of Manipur.

He began his political career in 1995 and was elected as the member of the Manipur State Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms in 2000,2002 and 2007 from Ukhrul assembly constituency.

A condolence service at Danny Shaiza’s place in Imphal on Saturday. Image: Northeast Now
A condolence service at Danny Shaiza’s place in Imphal on Saturday. Image: Northeast Now

Shaiza’s the last rites will be performed on Sunday in Ukhrul town.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh condoled the sudden demise of former BJP MLA.

Condoling the death Singh tweeted, “Danny Shaiza had a remarkable record of public service and good works. He was a leader whose contribution and generosity will always be remembered by the people of the state.”

“On his demise, we have lost an accomplished politician and a great public leader,” it said.

“His absence will leave a huge void in the political circle of the state and he would be remembered dearly by each one of us,” Singh further said.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com