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Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, Meghalaya's oldest & longest serving legislator, passed away

Sep 28, 2015 12:02 IST

Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, Meghalaya’s oldest and longest serving legislator, passed away on 26 September 2015 in Shillong. He was 86.

At the time of his death, he represented the Nongstoin constituency of West Khasi Hills district in the state legislative Assembly. He was also the president of the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party.

The 86-year-old veteran had been a legislator since the inception of the state, in 1972, till his death.

Before the formation of Meghalaya, he was a legislator in the united Assam legislative assembly also.

He was also a member of the parliament for a brief period in 70s.

Further, he was never defeated in his entire legislative career.

Beside the political arena, he was an agriculturist, school teacher and a social Worker.

In the hilly state, he was better known among people for his fight against uranium mining. He was also the forerunner in demanding a separate state for the Khasi-Jaintia tribes.

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