Rishang Keishing

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Rishang Keishing
11th Chief Minister of Manipur
In office
27 November 1980 – 27 February 1981
Preceded byRaj Kumar Dorendra Singh
Succeeded byRaj Kumar Jaichandra Singh
In office
14 December 1994 – 15 December 1997
Preceded byRaj Kumar Dorendra Singh
Succeeded byWahengbam Nipamacha Singh
Personal details
Born(1920-10-25)25 October 1920
Imphal, India
Died22 August 2017(2017-08-22) (aged 96)
Imphal, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Khatingla
Children6
OccupationPolitician

Rishang Keishing (25 October 1920 – 22 August 2017) was an Indian politician. He was a senior politician of the Indian National Congress party was a Member of the Parliament of India representing Manipur in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. Keishing served as Chief Minister of Manipur from 1980 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1997. He was from Bungpa village, Ukhrul District, Manipur.

He was the oldest serving parliamentarian in the world, his term at Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Indian Parliament ends 9 April 2014.[1][2]

Keishing died on 22 August 2017, aged 96, in Imphal, Manipur of multiple organ failure.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Eldest leaves the House of Elders". The Indian Express. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
  2. Laithangbam, Iboyaima (14 January 2014). "Oldest parliamentarian Rishang Keishing to retire shortly". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
  3. "Former Manipur Chief Minister Died". Northeast Herald. 22 August 2017.