IMPHAL, Dec 6 - Former Manipur minister Laishram Nandakumar Singh passed away today at the age of 86.
Nandakumar, a lawyer-turned-politician, breathed his last at RIMS hospital here at around 3 pm.
Nandakumar was elected to the Manipur Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms in 2002, 2007 and 2012 from Uripok Assembly constituency in Imphal as a Congress candidate. He served as the Minister of Municipal Administration Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD), Law and Legislative Affairs, Health, Education, Labour and Revenue.
Besides being a member of the Bar Council of India, he was also associated with the bar councils of different states like Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram an Arunachal Pradesh in different capacities.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has condoled his demise. �In his demise, the State has lost not only an upright public leader but also a legal luminary whose absence would be hard to fill,� the Chief Minister said in a condolence message.
�On behalf of the government, I convey my deepest condolences to the bereaved familyl,� he added.