Former union minister P.R. Kyndiah dead

Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Patty Ripple Kyndiah passed away here on Thursday night following cardiac arrest, a family member said on Friday.

IANS| Updated: Mar 27, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

Shillong: Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Patty Ripple Kyndiah passed away here on Thursday night following cardiac arrest, a family member said on Friday.

Kyndiah, 87, breathed his last around 11.40 p.m. 

He is survived by two daughters, three sons and a host of grandchildren.

Kyndiah, who retired from electoral politics in 2009, had served as a union minister in-charge of tribal affairs and development of north eastern region (DONER) in the Congress-led UPA government.