P. A. Sangma

former speaker of the Lok Sabha (1947-2016)

Purno Agitok (P. A.) Sangma (1 September 1947 – 4 March 2016) was an Indian politician. He was born in Assam, India. He served as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 1996 to 1998 and Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990.

P. A. Sangma
The former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri P.A. Sangma met the Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on January 18, 2004 (cropped).png
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
In office
25 May 1996 – 23 March 1998
In office
6 February 1988 – 25 March 1990
Preceded byWilliamson Sangma
Succeeded byBrington Buhai Lyngdoh
In office
1991 – 20 March 2008
Preceded bySanford Marak
In office
May 2014 – M
Personal details
Purno Agitok Sangma

1 September 1947
Chapahathi, Garo Hills District, Assam, India (now in West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya)
Died4 March 2016(2016-03-04) (aged 68)
New Delhi
Other political
Independent (2012—2013)
Nationalist Congress Party (1999—2004; 2005—2012)
All India Trinamool Congress (2004—2005)
Indian National Congress (before 1999)
Alma materNational Institute of Technolog Patna

Sangma died on 4 March 2016 in New Delhi, India from a heart attack. He was aged 68.[1]


  1. "Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma Passes Away at 68". The Quint. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-03-04.