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MLA Nungshizenba passes away
Published on 30 Nov. 2010 1:33 AM IST
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Congress MLA Nungshizenba Longkumer passed away Monday at Apollo Hospital New Delhi after prolonged illness. He was 68. Hailing from Ungma village, Mokokchung late Nungshizenba had represented 26 Aonglenden Assembly constituency of Mokokchung district. Since his first election to the NLA on INC ticket in 1987, late Nungshizenba served as MLA from 6th to 11th NLA consecutively, and as a minister of the state in 1989, 1993 and 1998 holding different portfolios. The funeral service of late Nugshizenba would be held at his residence in Dimapur Tuesday from 10 a.m. Thereafter, his mortal remains would be taken to his native village Ungma. Nagaland governor Nikhil Kumar and chief minister Neiphiu Rio would also be attending the funeral service at Dimapur.
Officers and staff of Assembly Secretariat November 29 held a condolence programme in the conference hall, Assembly Secretariat at 10.30 a.m. and observed two minutes of silence as a mark of respect for the departed soul and prayed that the Almighty would grant comfort to the bereaved family during their time of grief.
Various political parties and political leaders of the state have conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family of late Nungshizenba Longkumer. Saddened by sudden demise of Nungshizenba, Nagaland governor Nikhil Kumar said Nungshizenba’s contribution for the welfare of the people of Nagaland as an MLA from 1987 till date and as a three-time minister would be remembered forever.
“In his demise, people of Nagaland have lost a tall and prominent leader,” said governor in his message, and conveyed heartfelt sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.
NLA speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie has expressed sadness over the demise of MLA Nungshizenba, whom he described as one of the pioneer leaders of Nagaland.
Asserting that the state has lost a prominent leader in his demise, the speaker expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Congress Legislature Party leader Tokheho Yepthomi, in a condolence message, said that late Nungshizenba has held several constitutional offices with integrity, wisdom, competence, humility and responsibility for the Naga people at large, and his demise has not only left a vacuum in the CLP, but for all Nagas in general. Yepthomi, on behalf of the Congress Legislature Party extended condolences to the family, relatives and friends of late Nungshizenba Longkumer.
Naga People’s Front (NPF) expressing shock and sadness over the demise of veteran politician and Congress MLA Nungshizenba said his demise has created a vacuum in Naga society. The party also conveyed their grief to the bereaved family.
BJP Nagaland state unit, also expressing shock over the demise of late I. Nungshizenba, said late Nungshizenba was a man of “willingness and charity” who served in different capacities in state’s political field, and in social organizations for the cause of the downtrodden.
BJP Nagaland stated that people of the state have lost a prominent leader. BJP conveyed condolence to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, political leaders of Nagaland including MLA K.V. Pusa, parliamentary secretary RD & REPA S. Pangnyu Phom, and parliamentary secretary Horticulture R. Khing have also mourned the demise of MLA Nungshizenba.
Paying tribute to the late MLA, the party leaders, in separate condolence messages, stated that in his demise, Nagas in general and the Ao community in particular have lost an “admired” public leader and legislator.
They also conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.

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