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Former union minister and senior Congress leader Matang Sinh dies at 58

GUWAHATI:  Former union minister and senior congress leader Matang Sinh died at a private hospital early this morning. He was 58.

Sinh was admitted to the hospital a few days ago reportedly due to some liver-related ailment. However, his conditioned worsened yesterday and finally breathed his last at around 10 am today.

He was elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam in 1992 and served as union minister of state in parliamentary affairs from 1994 to 1998.

Sinh was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 31 January 2015 for his alleged involvement in the Saradha Chit Fund Scam.

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His former wife Manoranjana Sinh was also found to be involved in the scam.

Sinh was born on 22 August 1962 to SP Sinh and Rani Rukmani Sinh in Tinsukia district of Assam.

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