Pul, 47, allegedly hung himself from the ceiling fan in his bedroom, a top police officer said. He was found dead at the chief minister's official residence which he was yet to vacate.

One of his three wives found him hanging this morning. He is survived by three wives and four children. He was the chief minister for a brief period between February and July this year. He rebelled against the Nabam Tuki government of the Congress and became chief minister with the support of 11 BJP legislators.

Later, Pul along with 29 other Congress rebel legislators joined Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA). The Supreme Court recently ordered the removal of Pul as the chief minister. He along with other rebels returned to the Congress fold and Pema Khandu was sworn in as the new chief minister.

President Pranab Mukherjee condoled the death of Kalikho Pul saying his passing away is a loss for the state as well as the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of Kalikho Pul and said his services to the state will be remembered.

Expressing condolence, former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki said, "May God give strength to his family, a loss for entire Arunachal Pradesh. Congress family is with his family in this moment of grief." "It is sad and really unfortunate that a young leader is no more with us," he added. "He was found hanging in his room. He has apparently committed suicide," Tuki said. "The government will lead an inquiry in to the case after the post-mortem report," he added.

Pul was the legislator from Hayuliang. He was the state finance minister in the ministry of Gegong Apang government from 2003 until 2007.

As Pul's death news spread all the legislators from ruling and opposition parties, ministers, friends, and members of public rushed to the bungalow. The circumstances behind the death are still not clear.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock at the death of Kalikho Pul.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also condoled Pul’s death and expressed his shock.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh also expressed his sadness on Kalikho Pul’s death.

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