Obituary references made to former NLA members


Dimapur, March 22: Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Vikho-o Yhoshu today made obituary references to the passing away of three former members – Nyeiwang Konyak, J. Maputemjen Ao and M. Chenlom Phom.
The Speaker in his obituary reference of late Nyeiwang Konyak said the former member passed away on January 31, 2018 after a prolonged illness in Dimapur.
In his earlier days, late Nyeiwang Konyak was actively involved in social and village developmental activities in Aboi area. He got elected in the 3rd general election in 1974 from UDF ticket and served as Minister of State, consequently elevated to Cabinet Minister. He was re-elected from Aboi AC in 1989 general election and got appointed as a Minister. He successfully contested in 2003 general election from NPF ticket and served as Minister and later Parliamentary Secretary. He was re-elected in 2008 and was appointed as Minister.
The Speaker said “Late Nyeiwang was a dedicated leader who tirelessly worked for the upliftment of the people, his desire to serve the people with humanity made him live a life of peaceful public leader. His passing away is a reparable loss to the State. He passed away at the age of 70 years leaving behind his wife, three sons, one daughter and a host of admirers.”
Late J. Maputemjen Ao was born on December 14, 1931 and he passed away on February 6, 2018. He was elected to the first NLA from Aonglenden constituency in the by-election held in 1966.
Speaker NLA, Vikho-o said his passing away is an irreparable loss to the Nagas and the vacuum created by him would be difficult to fill, his contributions as politician and social worker for the cause of the people will always be cherished. He was 86 and is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters and six grandchildren.
Late M. Chenlom Phom passed away on March 13, 2018 in Dimapur after a prolonged illness. He was born on 1st January 1941.
He successfully contested the 4th general election in 1977 from Longleng assembly constituency and was appointed as Minister of State, he was re-elected in 1982 and got elected Deputy Speaker, subsequently he was elected as Speaker of NLA. He successfully contested the 6th general election in 1987 and was appointed as a Minister. He was re-elected in the 8th general election and again re-elected in the 10th general election and became Minister and later an Advisor.
“Chenlom Phom was regarded by all as an able leader. He died at the age of 77 leaving behind his wife, four sons and one daughter. In his death the Naga community has lost a great soul,” the Speaker said.
The House observed two minutes silence to pay homage to the three departed leaders.
(Page News Service)