Imphal: Vivek Raj Wangkhem, a former MLA from Manipur and the national general secretary of the National People’s Party (NPP), reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 in Delhi on Monday.
As per party sources, Wangkhem tested positive for COVID-19 a week ago and was undergoing treatment at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Hospital in the national capital.
He died of cardiac arrest on Monday morning due to COVID-19 complications, sources said.
Taking to Twitter, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma, who is also the chief of NPP, said: “Pained by the demise of Sh. Vivek Raj Wangkhem, former Manipur MLA & National general secretary of NPP who lost battle to COVID-19. We have lost a dear friend $ a committed party leader. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Wangkhem is survived by his wife and two children.
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