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Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Manipur; Haji Abdul Salam passes away

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Haji Abdul Salam passed away here on Tuesday night following a brief illness, family members said.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2017 13:28 IST
Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Haji Abdul Salam passed away here on Tuesday night following a brief illness, family members said.
Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Haji Abdul Salam passed away here on Tuesday night following a brief illness, family members said.(Twitter Photo)

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Haji Abdul Salam passed away here on Tuesday night following a brief illness, family members said.

He was 69.

Haji Abdul Salam is the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of RS from Manipur. He has been repressenting the state in the upper house since 2014, a Congress official said.

Born at Heibong Makhong in Thoubal district, Haji Abdul Salam is survived by his wife, son and 5 daughters.

He was elected to the 3rd, 6th and 8th Manipur Legislative Assembly from Wabagai assembly constituency.