Shillong: The Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is on a Bangladesh tour since yesterday. Today he also visited the historic prison where Khasi freedom fighter U Tirot Sing was once imprisoned till death. Tirot Sing Syiem was King of Hima Nongkhlaw a Khasi ruler during the British period.
He was imprisoned by the British rulers in the year 1833 till his death on the 29th March, 1834. Tirot Sing Syiem is best remembered for his bravery and patriotism demonstrated in his last words “I better die a free King than an slaved ruler”. This visit by the CM brings alive those memories that inspires many today.