Former Sikkim CM Sanchaman Limboo passes away

Sikkim’s former Chief Minister Sanchaman Limboo breathed his last on Sunday at the age of 73 in a state-run hospital in capital city Gangtok after prolonged suffering from various ailments.

According to Limboo’s family members, he breathed his last at 2.15 am at Sochyagang STNM Hospital in Gangtok.

Seven-day mourning has been announced by the Sikkim government to commemorate the memories of the state’s fourth chief minister who served for six months (June 2 to December 12 of 1994).

Limboo is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

He was born on 15 Jan 1947 in a small hamlet in West Sikkim of Hee Gaon Under Yangthang Constituency.

His body was brought to his residence in Gangtok and arrangements have been made for the funeral at his native village in West Sikkim district, family members said.

Among the various decisions taken during Limboo’s short stint as the CM, the most remarkable is the implementation of the central act of Other Backward Classes.

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