L Chandramani Singh
File photo of L Chandramani Singh

Former deputy chief minister of Manipur Dr Leishangthem Chandramani Singh breathed his last late night on Saturday at a private hospital in Imphal.

He was 86.

After joining politics in 1972, Dr Chandramani served as deputy chief minister twice.

He also served as the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly twice.

Dr Chandramani also served as the president of Manipur People’s Party (MPP) and was an office-bearer of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Party (MPCP).

A resident of Patsoi Part (IV) in Manipur’s Imphal West district, he also authored three books namely –‘History of Manipur’, ‘The Boundaries of Manipur’ and ‘Athoubasinggi Nishing Numit’.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh, Manipur Assembly Speaker Y Khemchand Singh, Lok Sabha MP and other leaders have condoled the sudden demise of the veteran leader.

“Saddened by the sudden demise of former Dy CM of Manipur and veteran politician Dr L Chandramani Singh. It is a great loss to the State and the Nation. May his soul rest in peace in the heavenly abode. I share the grief of the bereaved family,” N Biren said on his Twitter handle.

Terming him as an authoritative historian, writer, academician and social worker, Y Khemchand Singh said Dr LC Singh’s passing away has left a vacuum in the social, academic and political arena of Manipur which cannot be filled in future.

Stating that Dr Chandramani was a social activist, a political leader and a great author, Lok Sabha MP Dr RK Ranjan in his condolence message said his contributions for the cause of socially and politically deprived section of the society as the general secretary of Pan Manipur youth league.

The league was a socio-political organization founded in 1968.

Sobhapati Samom

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