One of the founder members of Zunheboto town in 1942, Hevikhe expired on Monday at his residence in Zunheboto. He was 116 years old. In a condolence message, NPF advisor and Nagaland Medicine dealers’ Association (NMDA) president, Ato Yepthomi said the Sumi people particularly the Natha village has lost a precious person whose contributions to the society were immense and would be remembered in the days to come. He prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace and for strength and solace to the bereaved family members.
Late Hevikhe was born on December 10, 1897. He served as postman from 1910 till 1917 under JP Mills and CR Pawsey. In 1928, he was appointed as DB.
He was also a GB for 33 years. In 1935, Late Hevikhe was appointed as section headman by Captain Lambert and deputed for demarcation of Patkai hills boundary pillar. He participated in the 1938 Phangsa war. He was also the head man of Labour corps in 1943. Late Hevikhe was a member in the Sumi Tribal Council from 1952-65. His funeral service would be held at his residence in Zunheboto on February 1 at 11 am.