Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Haji Abdul Salam passed away in New Delhi last night following a brief illness, family members said. He was 69 years old.
Haji Abdul Salam was also the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of RS from Manipur. He has been representing 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.
Top Congress leaders paid condolences on his demise.
(Inputs from Agencies)