Guwahati (Assam), May 6 : Former Union Minister and a senior Congress leader Matang Sinh passed away today at a private nursing home in New Delhi .
He was 58 .
Matang Sinh was elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam in 1992 and served as union minister of state in parliamentary affairs from 1994 to 1998.
He was also the founder of first ever satellite channel from north east , NETV
He was arrested by the CBI on January 31 on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and misappropriation of more than Rs 28 crore in the Saradha Chit Fund scheme.
His ex wife Manoranjana Sinh was also involved in the scam and was behind the bars .
Late Matang Sinh hailed from Tinsukia in Assam.