Prime Minister Modi took it to Twitter to extend his wishes.

"Wishing my friend and Meghalaya CM Shri Mukul Sangma on his birthday. May Almighty bless him with good health and a long life," the Prime Minister said.

Sangma had joined politics in 1993, when he was elected to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly from Ampatigiri constituency as an independent candidate.

He was re-elected to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly from Ampatigiri constituency in 1998, 2003 and 2008 as an Indian National Congress candidate.

After D D Lapang resigned on 19 April 2010, Sangma assumed charge as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya on 20 April 2010.

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