Meghalaya MLA Azad Zaman passes away

Meghalaya member of legislative assembly Azad Zaman passed away following a cardiac arrest early morning on March 4.

Reports said that the Congress MLA, representing Rajabala constituency, died at around 2 am on March 4. He was 47.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma expressed shock at the sudden demise of Zaman. “Shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Hon’ble MLA of Rajabala, Meghalaya, Dr Azad Zaman. Dynamic and young leader of the plain belt of Garo Hills who worked tirelessly for the people. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May he rest in peace,” Sangma tweeted.

“With profound shock, sorrow and a sense of deep loss, I am saddened by the premature passing away of our @INCIndia legislator from Rajabala constituency of Meghalaya, Dr Azad Zaman @DrAzadZaman. I will be leaving Shillong shortly for his home to pay my last respects. R.I.P,” tweeted East Shillong MLA, Ampareen Lyngdoh.

An MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Zaman had won the Rajabala assembly seat in Meghalaya during his second attempt in 2018. In 2013, he had contested as an Independent but lost to Ashahel D Shira who also contested as an Independent candidate.

Rajabala legislative assembly constituency is one of the 60 legislative assembly constituencies of Meghalaya. It is part of West Garo Hills district.

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