DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 7: Former Minister, SK Sangtam passed away at his residence in Dimapur.
The 77-year-old was also a former General Secretary of the Nagaland Youth Congress. He contested elections on Congress ticket in 1987, emerging victorious.
He also won consecutively in 1989, 1993 and 1998.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio expressed grief and shock at the demise of SK Sangtam, former Minister, Government of Nagaland, at Eden Medical Centre, Dimapur.
In a condolence message, Rio stated that SK Sangtam was an enthusiastic and passionate leader, who had served the society in numerous capacities since his youth.
Stating that his demise has created a vacuum, which will be difficult to fill, Rio stated that it is a great loss for Naga society in general and the Sangtam community in particular.
On this day of sorrow, Rio along with his wife and family, conveyed heartfelt condolences and prayed to God almighty to grant solace and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
Deputy CM and BLP leader Y Patton has expressed grief at the demise of former Minister SK Sangtam at his Dimapur residence on December 7.
“His passing away at this juncture is a great loss for the Nagas”, he said while expressing deepest condolences to the bereaved family and praying for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
NLA Speaker: Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly Sharingain Longkumer has also expressed grief at the demise of SK Sangtam, former Minister.
“His dedication and contributions to his community and to the people of the State will be remembered with respect and the legacy will continue to inspire us”, he said.
The Speaker, on behalf of the 14th NLA, conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
(Page News Service)