Dimapur, April 3: Prominent citizen and pioneering businessman of Nagaland, Yashitsungba Ao, passed away today in Dimapur at the age of 92. He leaves behind 2 sons, 2 daughters and 4 grand children.
Born on April 15, 1927 to Takanungba Aier and Longernaro Lonchar, late Yashitsungba started his career as a businessman in the 1960s and went on to become a prominent contractor. He was former president, Army Contractors and Suppliers Union, former Advisor, Nagaland Contractors and Suppliers Union, Treasurer, Dimapur Singratsu Union (1986 till date); Treasurer, Ao Union Dimapur (1988 till date) and Treasurer, NFHRCC.
He was wholeheartedly involved in the health care sector. He was also the chairman/proprietor of Zion Hospital and Research Centre and Eden Medical Centre.
Late Yashitsungba received Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion of North East Expo 2010 in recognition of his contribution and achievements as an entrepreneur; and Sungratsu Senso Mondang, Best Citizen Award 2007.
His funeral services would be held at Dimapur State Stadium (Near Dimapur Government College) on April 4 at 12 noon.
Business Association of Nagas has requested all business establishment to keep their shops closed from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on April 4 as a mark of respected to the departed soul.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has condoled the demise of late Yashitsungba Ao and said that he was one of the senior most contractors who was well known for his humanitarian works.
In a condolence message, Rio stated that late Yashitsungba was a generous and active social worker who built numerous churches besides helping various unions and organizations.
Stating that he was wholeheartedly involved in the health care sector, the chief minister said as chairman/proprietor of Zion Hospital and Research Centre and Eden Medical Centre, late Yashitsungba endeavoured to provide state-of-the-art yet affordable health care facilities and services to the people of the state and beyond.
“In his demise, we have lost a good soul whose contributions to the society will stand the test of time,” Rio stated.
He along with his family expressed heartfelt condolences to all members of the bereaved family.
NPCC president, K Therie has also expressed grief at the demise of late Yashitsüngba Ao, Chairman cum Proprietor of Zion and Eden Hospitals and noted Class-I Contractor.
Therie said late Yashitsüngba Ao was an honest contractor who also contributed immensely towards the uplift of Naga society through the numerous philanthropic responsibilities he shouldered till the very end.
He has also made massive contributions to the health, welfare and future of the people of not only Nagaland but also of the neighbouring states in establishing Zion Hospital and Research Centre and the much long felt need of the region – Eden Medical Centre, bringing quality healthcare while making it more affordable for patients.
All rank and file of the NPCC expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.
G Kaito Aye:
Minister for Agriculture & Cooperation, G Kaito Aye has expressed shock at the sudden demise of Yashitsungba Ao
Kaito said in his death, he has lost a fatherly figure, a shoulder that he leaned on throughout my difficult times.
Stating that Yashitsungba’s demise is a great and personal loss for him and his family, Kaito said extended heartfelt condolences and shared the pain with the bereaved family members at this hour of grief.
The Ao Students’ Union Dimapur (ASUD) has mourned the demise of Yashitsungba Aier of Sungratsu village, who was one of the most notable personalities among the Aos and a veteran in the field of business.
In a condolence message, the ASUD said late Yashitsungba was a compassionate soul who never hesitated to offer his services for the good of all and contributed much to society through his great wealth of wisdom and experience.
“At his passing away, we have lost a visionary leader and towering figure who was an inspiration to many, both young and old alike,” ASUD president, Lanutoshi Aier said. The ASUD also prayed for the departed soul and sought heavenly peace and comfort for the family members and relatives whom he leaves behind.
The Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA) has expressed shock at the sudden demise of Yashitsungba Ao, a renowned and respected owner of Zion Hospital of Dimapur.
The NMDA, while expressing its deep condolences to the family members of late Yaxhitsungba Ao, prayed to Almighty God to give enough strength to his family and relatives to bear this moment of grief.
It also prayed to Almighty God that the departed soul of Yashitsungba Ao rest in peace.
The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has extended its sincere condolences on the demise of late Yashitsungba Aier who passed away on April 3.
The NDPP said his demise is a great loss for Naga society and the vacuum created by his passing away will be impossible to fill. His personality, wisdom and guidance will be greatly missed by one and all, it added
NDPP president, Chingwang Konyak, along with all rank and file of the NDPP extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that God grant them strength and solace to overcome the grievous loss.
The Nagaland Government Registered Class-1 Contractors’ Union(NGRC-1 CU) has expressed shock at the untimely demise of Yashitsungba Ao, who was one of the founding members and Advisors of its Union.
The Union described him as a sincere and hardworking contractor, a strong and self-made man who come from a poor background and became one of the richest man in Nagaland during late 70s.
The Union said Yashi’s services to the Union and Nagas would be remembered by one and all but his demise was a great loss to the union that created a huge vacuum and would be hard to fill.
The Union further conveyed its condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
The Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has expressed grief at the demise of Yashitsungba, a true philanthropist who dedicated all his life, energy and resources in the service of his fellowmen.
The CNTC expressed its deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that Almighty grant solace to them in this hour of grief.
NPF Minority Wing:
NPF Minority Wing has mourned at the sudden demise of Yashitsungba, one of the pioneer businessman, proprietor of Zion/Eden hospital, a philanthropist and prominent senior citizen of Dimapur.
Bishnu Bhattacharjee, President, Minority Wing Central, extended deepest condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for departed soul to rest in peace.
(Page News Service)