He was the former leader of Takigakure and Shibuki's father.
He died after he drank the hero water, trying to protect his village when it came under attack by foreign powers. His position as leader was passed onto his son.
From all indications, it seems that he was a very loyal person and devoted leader of his village, willingly giving up his life in order to save it.
Little is known about his skills, but he was skilled enough to protect his village when it came under attack by foreign powers.