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.

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.
 

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