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Chief Angh, Wangkhao dead
Published on 18 Jul. 2009 12:39 AM IST
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Well known for his generosity who also ruled people with love and affection, Wangkhao, chief Angh of Chi village, Mon district, the monarch of transition era passed away at his residence on Friday at around 4 a.m after a prolonged illness. Lt chief Angh, Wangkhao, 86 years old is survived by his two queens, one prince, one princess, eight grand prince and princess and five concubines. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m in Chi village. Born in 1923, Lt Wangkhao succeeded his father Lt. Tochai in the year 1961 at the age of 38 and ruled over more than 36 villages for 48 years. He embraced Christianity in 1996 and was baptised on July 7, 1996. His generosity earned him the respect and love of his subjects. He donated free land for construction of the present Wangkhao Government College, named after his name. As a mark of respect to the departed soul, all shops and business establishments in Mon town would remain closed till 12 noon on Saturday. Press secretary to the chief Angh, Yayam in a statement informed that thousands of Lt Wangkhao’s subjects from different villages of Mon district, Arunachal Pradesh, Phom area and Myanmar were expected to attend the funeral service. (With inputs from DIPR) Condolences State chief minister, Niephiu Rio, Maharashtra governor, SC Jamir, ex-MP Wangyuh Konyak, DC Mon, ENSF and Konyak Union have mourned the demise of the chief Angh of Chi village, Wangkhao on Friday morning. Neiphiu Rio State chief minister, Neiphiu Rio expressed “deep shock” and said he was saddened to hear the news of the death of Wangkhao, chief Angh of Chi village. Rio described Lt Wangkhao as a prominent and well recognized personality of the state who left behind an indelible mark in the social structure for his contributions to the society. In his condolence message to Lt Wangkhao’s heir and only son Aching, the chief minister said that his father would always be remembered for his simplicity, approachability and readiness to serve the people. In the death of chief Angh, Wangkhao, Rio said that the people of the state particularly Konyaks have lost a true and dedicated leader and a social worker who always stood for the cause of the people. The chief minister and his wife conveyed deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed God Almighty to grant them solace and comfort. Rio also prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. SC Jamir Mourning the demise of chief Angh of Chi village, Wangkhao, Maharashtra governor, SC Jamir expressed the desire and wish that the Angh’s son and heir Aching would follow the illustrious footsteps of his late father and ensure that peace and harmony prevailed in the region. OSD to the governor in a communiqué said that governor was joined by his wife Mrs Alemla in extending their prayers and support to the family members of late Angh. Wangyuh Expressing “sad and sorrow” at the demise of Wangkhao, chief Angh of Chi village, Ex-MP Lok Sabha, Wangyuh Konyak said that the Angh during his lifetime had solved many problems particularly land dispute cases in Konyak and Phom areas and was respected by all sections of society. Wangyuh also said that the Angh had contributed 50 % of the land for Mon town including the land for Wangkhao Government College. The ex-MP in a condolence message to Mrs Lt Wangkhao said though the chief Angh was “no more with us his kingdom will continue forever.” Wangyuh and his family conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. DC Mon DC Mon, Dinesh Kumar (IAS) on behalf of the district administration conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of chief Angh of Chi village, Wangkhao who expired on Friday. The DC in a condolence message said Lt Wangkhao’s contribution for the upliftment and betterment of Konyaks would always be remembered in the history. It prayed to the Almighty God to give eternal peace to the departed soul and shared deep sorrow with the bereaved family members. ENSF Expressing “shock” to learn about the demise of the chief Angh of Chi village, the ENSF said that the works which he had done towards unifying and strengthening the eastern Nagas and the example shown to the younger generation would never be erased from their hearts and annals of history. ENSF social and cultural secretary, T. Rongli Sangtam in a condolence message said the death of Chief Angh, Wangkhao was a loss not only to his family members but also for the eastern Nagas and the Nagas in general. The ENSF conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace. Meanwhile, the Konyak Union also mourned the demise of the chief Angh.

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