Imphal, April 5
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Dr Leishangthem Chandramani passed away at around midnight yesterday at Raj Medicity Hospital here in Imphal. He was 85.
Raj Medicity hospital 11.50pm.
Born on May 15, 1934, Dr. Chandramani joiened politics in 1972 and become the speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly after being elected from Patsoi Assembly Constituency. He later became Deputy Speaker two times.
Late Dr Leishangthem Chandramani was also a one time General Secretary of Pan Manipuri Youth League (PANMYL)before he joined politics. He had also served as the President of Manipur Peoples’ Party (MPP).
He was an important office bearer of Congress party and instrumental in forming Manipur State Congress Party under the leadership of former Chief Minister Wahengbam Nipamacha.
A resident of Patsoi Part (IV) Imphal West, he also authored three books.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh condoles the demise of the former Deputy Chief Minister.
“Manipur has lost a great leader who was known for his oratory skills and in-depth knowledge of history. His demise has left a huge void in the political circle of the state”, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh wrote in his condolence message.
Late Dr. Chandramani wrote many books including ‘History of Manipur’, ‘Boundaries of Manipur’ in English and ‘Athoubashinggi Ningshing Numit’ in Manipuri language.
Former MP Dr. Thokchom Meinya also condoles the demise of Dr. Chandramani
“My family and I have conveyed our humble sincere heartfelt condolences at the sad and sudden demise of the veteran politician and former Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Dr L Chandramani singh”, Dr. Meinya wrote in a condolence message
He said, “Dr L Chandramani Singh has been like my elder brother and I do fondly address him as “Tachou chandramani “. He was one of the few role models for all of us in our locality.
His death is an irreparable loss to the state. He has handful of eventful moments in his public service. May his departed soul rests in eternal peace in heaven, Dr, Meinya wrote.