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Last respects paid to Ghokheto Chophy

Ghokheto Chophy funeral

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 13: Hundreds of people gathered at the Don Bosco School Football Ground on Sunday to pay their last respects to K Ghokheto Chophy, who was the incumbent President of Naga Council Dimapur and breathed his last on December 11 at Delhi after prolonged illness.

The funeral service saw the participation of a host of people representing various organizations besides friends and family members. Those who could not attend the service for varied reasons sent their condolence messages, which were read aloud.
NCD Vice President Etsungmomo Kikon, speaking on the occasion, said that NCD is going through multiple challenges and late Chophy’s advice and guidance at this juncture was of utmost need and his death is a loss for every citizen and organization in Dimapur. Describing him as a man of principle, who was always ready to stand and sacrifice for the cause of the people, Kikon said that Chophy gave his heart and soul for the New Naga Cemetery at Zani Village, Dimapur, and NCD will try to fulfill the many plans and dreams that he had for the welfare of the people of Dimapur.
He had mentioned that it was in 2010 when late Chophy had joined NCD as a Councilor.
Atokili Chophi, daughter of late Chophy, in her address, narrated how things unfolded in the last few months leading to his death starting from September 13 this year when the family left for Delhi for his kidney transplant and on October 21 her mother and late Chophy’s wife Hoshili Kiba donated a kidney after a month of dialysis.
On October 28, late Chophy was discharged and he was doing well but his health deteriorated on November 29 and on December 1 issues with his kidney emerged and he was put on ventilator.
Atokili said that they were not expecting him to regain full health anytime soon but were expecting him to gradually recover, but on December 11 at 3:35 p.m. he breathed his last.
She mentioned that people knew him as a dynamic leader but he was also a loving father and husband and would consider himself a very ordinary man.
She narrated small details about her relationship with her father and vowed to be the person her father imagined her to be and added that she would forever live with pride for being the daughter of such a man.
Akihito Chophi, son of late Chophy, in his remark, said that he is going to miss the stories and experiences that his father used to share with them and he considers himself very lucky to have him as father.
Wife of late Chophy, Hoshili Kiba, in her speech, revealed that it was exactly on their 33rd marriage anniversary that late Chophy died and she considers the day a very special one.
DNSU President, Sedevilie Angami, in his speech, called late Chophy a selfless leader who made significant contributions to the society and added that he was always ready to help the Union and had been a constant encouragement.
“We were expecting him to recover,” he said, continuing that the Nagas need him.
Representing Muslim Council Dimapur, President Ahidur Rahman, in his speech, asked the people to not forget late Chophy’s ideals and narrated how during the lockdown he had personally supervised the distribution of relief materials.

He applauded his ambition to take all communities together and work jointly for the cause of Dimapur and added that all communities in Dimapur used to jointly consider him as one of their leaders.
Besides friends and relatives, representatives of Dimapur Sümi Baptist Church, Western Sümi Hoho, Central Nagaland Tribes Council, Chophimi Lagha Kuposhukulu Nagaland, ZTKD, Sümi Council Dimapur, Reverbelt Colony Council, Hindu Shiva Samiti, Muslim Council Dimapur, Dimapur Sümi Totimi Hoho, Asukhomi, Asukhomi Union Dimapur, Asukho Kughuko also spoke during the service.
(Page News Service)