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State Assembly speaker Metbah Lyngdoh has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the passing away of former Meghalaya minister Admiral Sangma.

Admiral K Sangma was the maternal uncle of Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma, home minister James K Sangma, Tura Lok Sabha MP Agatha K Sangma and elder brother of former Lok Sabha speaker, late PA Sangma’s wife Soradini K Sangma.

Condoling his death, the Meghalaya Assembly speaker said late Admiral K Sangma will be remembered as a humble and soft-spoken legislator, who also made a mark as an effective minister and Leader of Opposition.

The speaker has expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.

Admiral K Sangma was the MLA of the then Dalamgiri constituency in West Garo Hills district from 1993 to 2008.

Admiral K Sangma won three Meghalaya Assembly elections.

In 1993 and 1998, he won the elections as a Congress candidate, and in 2003, he was elected as a candidate of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which was formed in 199 by late PA Sangma along with Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar.

He also served as Meghalaya minister and held the portfolios like agriculture, PWD and soil conservation.

In his last stint as a legislator, he was the Opposition leader.

Admiral K Sangma lost the Assembly elections in 2008.

He was first elected as an MDC from Babelapara constituency and began his political career in Garo Hills Autonomous Council (GHADC).

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