Dimapur, January 28: Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy died on Thursday evening at his residence in Kohima after a brief illness, family sources said.
He was 57 and survived by wife and four children.
Toy, a 1989-batch IAS officer, took charge as the chief secretary of Nagaland in March 2018.
He was diagnosed with a liver problem in mid-2020 and was under constant medication. He was also flown to the US for medical treatment but returned without much improvement, sources said.
Governor, DyCM condoles
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi has expressed shock and grief at the untimely demise of Temjen Toy, IAS, Chief Secretary of Nagaland today at Kohima, saying we have lost an able administrator and one of the finest human being.
“He was a warm hearted and a cheerful human being. As an administrator he was always willing to take on difficult responsibilities and made his mark as a conscientious public servant. His contribution to the people of Nagaland in various assignments will be remembered for ever,” he said in a condolence message.
Extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, the Governor prayed that Almighty God give them strength and fortitude to bear the devastating loss. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Dy.CM: Deputy Chief Minister and BLP leader, Y Patton has expressed grief at the untimely demise of Temjen Toy IAS, Chief Secretary, Nagaland after a brief illness.
Late Toy served the State Government in various capacities as an efficient administrator and ultimately rose to the rank of Chief Secretary. He was also responsible in bringing many administrative reforms in the state for which the State Government shall remain indebted. In his death the state has lost one of the finest breed of an administrator, and it will be very difficult to fill the vacuum created, Patton said.
The Deputy CM conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
NLA Speaker: Speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Sharingain Longkumer expressed grief at the demise of Temjen Toy and said he was a very dynamic, hardworking and upright officer totally committed to the state and its administration throughout his more than 30 years of service in the state.
Stating that in his death, the state of Nagaland has lost an outstanding office and one of its finest sons of the Ao community, the Speaker on his own behalf and on behalf of the Members of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly conveyed heartfelt condolences to bereaved family members.
LoO: Leader of opposition, TR Zeliang has expressed shock and pain over the demise of Temjen Toy, Chief Secretary of Nagaland today.
“His demise is a great loss to the Nagas particularly the State Government which he had served all this years with utmost sincerity and commitment. I remember him as a brilliant bureaucrat who never compromised with his assigned duties and responsibilities during his tenure under various capacities of the State Government,” said Zeliang.
Late Temjen Toy gave his best to the society and his contribution to the welfare of the State and its citizens will be forever cherished, he said.
The opposition leader extended condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
NDPP: The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party has also expressed grief over the demise of Temjen Toy, IAS, Chief Secretary this afternoon.
“A brilliant person, he was knowledgeable in almost all subjects of life and mentored, advised his subordinates on how they should perform and dispense their duties. Most importantly, he was God-fearing and totally distanced himself from actions that would be displeasing in the eyes of the Almighty and the people” said NDPP president Chingwang Konyak.
In his passing away, Nagaland has lost a gem of a person, an administrator and an officer the like of whom we may never have again in several lifetimes, he said.
All rank and file of the NDPP conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
NPCC: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has expressed shock and grief at the demise of Temjen Toy (IAS), Chief Secretary, Nagaland, saying he was a committed, sincere and efficient administrator who diligently served the people through his office.
“His passing away is an irreparable loss not only to his family but also to the people of Nagaland. We have lost a promising son whose services to the state will be remembered for generations to come,” said NPCC president K Therie in a condolence message. All rank and file of NPCC offered deepest sympathies to the bereaved family members, and prayed that the Almighty comfort and console them all through this painful hour.
NPP: The NPP Nagaland has also expressed grief at the sudden demise of Temjen Toy, Nagaland Chief Secretary on Thursday.
“He was a man of rare acumen; he possessed high quality of workmanship, quite courage, immense wisdom and undoubtedly a beautiful soul,” it said.
The entire rank and file of NPP Nagaland State offered prayers for the departed soul and moral support to the bereaved family. It also prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
LS MP: Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Tokheho Yepthomi has expressed grief at the passing of Temjen Toy, Chief Secretary of Nagaland.
“He was one of the most able government officers our State was blessed with,” he said.
“An approachable and humble person, he was ever ready to help and aid people in need. The development and progress of our State was paramount to him from his early days as a young IAS officer and as years went by his conviction to serve our State only grew stronger. His demise leaves a void in our State which will be very difficult to fill.”
Tokheho conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.
RS MP: Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, KG Kenye has expressed grief at the untimely demise of Temjen Toy IAS today at his residence in Kohima.
Late Temjen Toy had served the State of Nagaland in various capacities as a good administrator and bureaucrat and made immense contributions towards the welfare of our people. On his departure the Naga people have lost one of the finest bureaucrats, he said.
Kenye extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
NMA: The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has also expressed sadness at the demise of State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy and conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
“He was a true gentleman, dedicated to the people and deep kindness in his heart. The children at the NMA Cradle Ridge Centre are beneficiaries of his silent generosity,” it said.
Ex-PAN: The Ex-Parliamentary Association Nagaland has expressed shock over the demise of Temjen Toy, IAS, terming it as a great loss to the Nagas.
“He was humble and efficient Government servant dedicated to his work and his family. In his demise we have lost a very dedicated and an efficient administrator which is a great loss to the Nagas,” it said.
The association extended condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.
DNSU: The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has also mourned the untimely demise of one of the senior most bureaucrat of the State.
In a condolence message, the DNSU paid highest respect for the contribution made by Late Temjen Toy, IAS, Chief Secretary in every field wherever he could throughout his career.
“Nagaland state has lost an efficient Father, Son, Officer and a citizen,” it said, while conveying condolences to the bereaved family.
KFN: Kripa Foundation Nagaland has also expressed grief at the sudden demise of Temjen Toy (IAS), and extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
“He was a very competent and efficient administrator, a remarkable gentleman with humility, a soft-spoken, courageous, open mind, ever willing to help marginalised group of people, pleasant natured and God fearing person,” it said.
Central IASA: The Central IAS Association has expressed deep shock at the passing away of Temjen Toy. In a condolence message, the association conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the family of Toy.
His passing away is a big loss to IAS as a service and to people of Nagaland, a message from the association read. (Page News Service)
CM tweets condolence
I am extremely saddened at the passing away of @temjentoy, Chief Secretary of Nagaland. He was a humble, upright and dedicated government servant. His death is a huge loss for the Govt. of Nagaland & for the Nagas as a whole. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP