Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of former Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing, saying he left a great void in the politics of the Northeast.
Keishing, a senior Congress leader, passed away in Imphal yesterday due to multiple organ failure. He was 98.
"The demise of Mr. Rishang Keishing leaves a great void in the politics of the Northeast, a region he served with great diligence," Modi tweeted.
"My thoughts are with the family and well-wishers of Mr Rishang Keishing in this sad hour," the prime minister added.
Keishing had served as Manipur chief minister for four times and was a Rajya Sabha member till 2014.