Shillong: The mortal remains of the Dr. Donkupar Roy, who passed away on Sunday, was brought to Shillong on Monday. The coffin of late Roy was flown from New Delhi early this morning and was accompanied by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and others till it arrived at his official residence in Shillong at around 12 noon.
On the arrival of his coffin, scores of people flooded his residence. Prominent were Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, his Cabinet colleagues, leader of the Opposition Mukul Sangma and others cutting across party lines.
It was virtually a pall of gloom at the residence of the seven-time legislator with talks by mourners about the untimely demise at the age of 64. Governor Tathagata Roy was the one who applauded the ex-Chief Minister. He said, “I met him once in Kolkata and found him to be a man with humility”. I will not talk about politics but he has definitely left a vacuum”.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that Dr. Roy is a man with humility and simplicity. “He was once an associate of my late father. He is definitely a mentor to many of us”, he stated.
Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma described him as a man who played an enormous role in stitching coalition governments in the State.
The mortal remains of the late Roy will be taken to Sohra on Tuesday and his burial will take place on Wednesday at his native place in Shella around 100 km from here. The State Government will accord a State funeral and the formal official tribute will be held at Sohra.