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Former MLA Lungbe Meru passes away

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 27: Former MLA of 7 AC Peren, Lungbe Meru passed away today at the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Dimapur.

Late Meru served as a Clerk in the office of Circle Officer in Peren before joining politics in 1964 and was elected as the first MLA from 7 AC Peren. Apart from his career in politics, Lungbe was also actively involved in Church activities and even served as Head Deacon. He was member of the committee involved in translation of the Bible in Zeme dialect. He also played a vital role in the establishment of Zeme Baptist Church, Dimapur.
Rio, others condole
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed grief at the demise of the former MLA Lungbe Meru and said his demise has created a huge vacuum not just for the Zeme community but for the Nagas as a whole.
Stating that late Lungbe would be dearly remembered by all for his sincere contributions to the welfare of the Naga society, Rio and his wife conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that God will give them strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss.
NLA Speaker:
Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Sharingain Longkumer has expressed grief at the demise of Lungbe Meru, former MLA at Dimapur today.
In a condolence message, he said Lungbe’s demise is not only a loss to the Zeliang community but the Nagas in general.
He, on his own behalf and on behalf of the members of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty grant solace at this difficult time.
T R Zeliang:
Leader of Opposition, T R Zeliang has expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved family of ex-MLA, Lungshinggwangbe Meru, popularly known as Longbe Meru.
The demise of late Meru is a great loss to the Nagas and the Zeliang people in particular, he said and prayed that God grant peace and solace to all the bereaved family members and all his near and dear ones.
The Ex-PAN has expressed grief at the demise of former Legislative Assembly Member of Nagaland, Lungbe Meru on November 27 at Dimapur.
Lungbe Meru was a humble leader, who had served his entire life for the welfare of public, the Ex-PAN said, adding he was a loving husband and father.
Stating that his death is not only a loss to his family members but also a loss to the Naga people, the Ex-PAN prayed that the Almighty God gives solace and comfort to the bereaved family members and that the Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace.
The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has expressed shock at the demise of one of its founding members Lungbe Meru who breathed his last at Dimapur on November 27.
The void in the NTC created by his death would be difficult to fill in, it said and expressed its outmost sympathy and conveyed its deepest condolence to the bereaved family.
(Page News Service)