Expressing shock and grief at Sangma's demise, his parliamentary colleagues recalled his tenure as Speaker in the 11th Lok Sabha and his affable nature and effervescence, which endeared him to many.
Offering his condolence, the Prime Minister said that Sangma's tenure as Lok Sabha Speaker "is unforgettable". He was "a self-made leader whose contribution towards the development of the North East is monumental. Saddened by his demise," Modi said on twitter. The Prime Minister said that Sangma had a "down-to-earth personality and affable nature" and added that he was deeply influenced by Netaji Bose."

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