DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/12/2019 12:15:23 PM IST

Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio and the NSCN (Reformation) have issued condolence messages mourning the death of Lt. Col. Dinanath Chauhan on April 11, at Military Hospital, Jakhama, Kohima. He was the father of Lt. Gen. (Retd) Shokin Chauhan, chairman CFSB/CFMG.

Neiphiu Rio: Neiphiu Rio, in a condolence note sent through the Department of Information and Public Relations, has expressed pain on hearing of the demise of Lt. Col. Dinanath Chauhan on April 11, at Military Hospital, Jakhama, Kohima.

Rio stated that late Chauhan lived a full life in the service of the nation and served at various locations across the country including Mokokchung, Nagaland from 1961 to 1963.

Rio said that the departed had been a brave soldier and was very active and alert even at the ripe age of 93. “His love and affection for Nagaland was obvious when he decided to join his son Lt. Gen. Shokin Chauhan when he was posted as Chairman, Ceasefire Monitoring Group in 2018” the condolence note stated. It went on to add that “In his demise nation has lost a brave and valiant soldier and we have lost a friend of Nagaland.”

Rio conveyed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for God to grant them the strength to bear this loss. “May the departed soul Rest in Peace” the note stated in conclusion.

NSCN(R): NSCN (Reformation), through its MIP, has expressed deep pain on learning of the demise of Lt. Col. (Retd) Dinanath Chauhan.

NSCN (R) stated that late Dinanath Chauhan, who died on April 11 at Jakhama Military Hospital, had served in Indian Army under various capacities till his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel. It added that the departed leaves behind his legacy as a father, a gentleman and an officer to his children and progeny.

NSCN (R) conveyed prays for God to grant the departed soul peaceful rest and also for the solace of his family members and friends during their time of grief.

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