Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, Meghalaya’s oldest and longest serving legislator, passed away on 26 September 2015 in Shillong. He was 86.
At the time of his death, he represented the Nongstoin constituency of West Khasi Hills district in the state legislative Assembly. He was also the president of the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party.
The 86-year-old veteran had been a legislator since the inception of the state, in 1972, till his death.
Before the formation of Meghalaya, he was a legislator in the united Assam legislative assembly also.