Donkupar Roy Dies: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and Former Chief Minister Passes Away at 64
Donkupar Roy (Photo Credit: ANI)

Delhi, July 28: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and former Chief Minister of the state Donkupar Roy passed away on Sunday at a hospital in Haryana's Gurugram. He died at the age of 64. He breathed his last at 2:50 pm at Medandta hospital where he was hospitalised for the last 10 days. His mortal remains will be flown back to Meghalaya for final rites on Monday.

Condoling Roy's death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Office tweeted, "Anguished by the demise of Dr Donkupar Roy, Speaker of the Meghalaya Assembly and former CM of the state. Passionate about Meghalaya’s progress, he served the state with great diligence and helped transform many lives. Condolences to his family and supporters."

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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma also expressed grief over the untimely death of United Democratic Party (UDP) head. "Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Speaker of Meghalaya Assembly Dr Donkupar Roy. We have lost a leader, a mentor, who had dedicated his life for the service of the people. May Almighty provide strength to his family in this hour of grief. May his soul RIP," he tweeted.

Born on November 10, 1954, Roy served as a Chief Minister for one year. Under Conrad Sangma government, Roy was elected as the speaker on March 2018.