Ex-MLA Kakheho Sukhalu passes away

DIMAPUR, FEB 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/21/2020 12:15:04 PM IST

Kakheho Sukhalu, former MLA and vice president of NDPP, passed away at a private hospital in Dimapur on Friday after a prolonged illness. He was 62.

Late Kakheho, son of late H. Kawoto Sukhalu and brother of advisor school education KT Sukhalu, after completing his early schooling at Zunheboto, got his B.Com degree from Shillong College, Shillong.

He was elected from 35 Zunheboto assembly constituency in 1998 as an independent candidate. 

Condolences: In a condolence message, the chief minister described late Sukhalu as “an energetic and hard working politician”, who did many good works for his constituency and the people. “He was an honest and straight forward public leader, who could mingle effortlessly with the masses, Rio said, adding that his death at such a young age was a big loss for the people of Nagaland particularly for the people of Zunheboto district. 

The chief minister also said that late Sukhalu was a founding member of NDPP and served as senior vice president till his demise. 

“His demise is a great loss not only to our party and the people of Nagaland but it is also a personal loss to me,” the chief minister maintained and added that he would miss late Sukhalu’s  presence and his mature advice at this crucial juncture. 

The chief minister on his behalf and on behalf of the Government of Nagaland, conveyed deepest and heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that God grant them strength and peace of mind in their hour of bereavement. 

NLA speaker: Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) speaker Sharingain Longkumer expressed deep grief over the demise of Kakheho, ex-MLA, and said that his death has caused a great loss to the Nagas in general and the Sumi Community in particular and the void created would be difficult to fill.

In a condolence message, Sharingain described late Sukhalu as a hard-working and devoted man, who worked sincerely for the welfare and uplift of his constituency and for the people of Nagaland. 

The speaker, on his behalf and on behalf of the Members of the 13th NLA, conveyed heartfelt condolences to members of the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty God grant them solace and comfort at this hour of sorrow. 

He also prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Dy. CM: State deputy chief minister, Y Patton, has expressed extreme pain over the demise of Kakheho Sukhalu, ex- MLA, and said that Nagas, in his death, have lost a respectable figure. 

In a condolence message, Patton said late Sukhalu was a seasoned politician and an elderly figure who chose to dedicate his life for the service of his people.

Patton, on behalf of the state BJP legislators, conveyed sincere condolences to the bereaved family during this hour of grief and prayed for the deceased to find eternal peace.

Minister Kaito: Expressing deep grief over the passing of ex-MLA Kakheho Sukhalu, the minister of agriculture and co-operation G Kaito Aye said his demise was a personal loss.

In a condolence message, Kaito said late Sukhalu was a dear brother to him and a great colleague. Describing late leader as was a remarkable gentleman, humble, upright and selfless, the minister said in his demise the people of the state have lost a young dynamic leader whose positive visions have influenced and changed the lives of many around him and beyond. Kaito also said that the void created by his passing would be impossible to fill. The minister, however, said that the legacy he has left behind will forever be cherished. 

Kaito extended deepest and sincere condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty God give them strength and comfort at this time of grief. 

Minister Along: Minister of higher & technical education and tribal affairs, Temjen Imna Along, expressed deep sadness over the sudden demise of Ex-MLA Kakheho Sukhalu and said that in his death, the people of Nagaland have lost a fine leader who would be dearly missed.

In a condolence message, Imna Along described late Sukhalu as “a humble, compassionate and courteous gentleman”, who always go out of his way to help those in need.

Along said the late leader was also instrumental in bringing numerous changes for the uplift of his people. 

The minister conveyed heartfelt condolences to the grieving family in this moment of sorrow and prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.

LoP: Expressing pain over the demise of ex-MLA Kakheho Sukhalu, the Leader of Opposition TR Zeliang said late leader dedicated his service for the cause of his people, adding that his demise was a great loss.

In a condolence message, Zeliang said late Sukhalu proved his worth as a student leader, a businessman, a sportsman and later as a politician.

The former chief minister also extended his deepest condolences to all the bereaved family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and all his near and dear ones during this time of grief and sorrow. He prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace. 

NDPP: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) president Chingwang Konyak expressed pain over the demise and said that in his passing away, the Naga society in general and the NDPP in particular have lost a very efficient and charismatic person. 

In a condolence message, Konyak recalled that he had the opportunity to have closely worked with late Sukhalu during the formation of NDPP, adding “I found him to be a very sincere and dedicated person who seemed to be forever concerned for the uplift of the society.” 

NDPP president said state Sukhalu, hailing from an illustrious family, was a meek, humble and very approachable person liked by young and old who have met him. 

Konyak further said that late Sukhalu played a crucial role in the formation of NDPP and was in charge of the Zunheboto region, and later on, was appointed in charge of Dimapur region.

NDPP president on behalf of the party rank and file conveyed heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family members. He said that the party would forever remain indebted to his contributions in the formation and growth of the party in the State.  “We pray that the departed soul rest in eternal peace,” Konyak said.

NPCC: Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K Therie has expressed shock over the demise of Kakheho Sukhalu, Ex-MLA and vice president NDPP.

In a condolence message, Therie said late Sukhalu had represented the people of 35 Zunheboto assembly constituency and was a youthful leader who worked tirelessly for the uplift of not only the people he represented but for the people of the state in general. 

NPCC president said that late Sukhalu yet had much to contribute to his people for Nagaland had high expectations from the upright and good hearted person that he was. 

In his passing away, Therie said the irreparable loss was not only to his family but also to the people of the state who have lost a tall and able leader in his prime.

NPCC president on behalf of party rank and file offered deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that Almighty God comfort and keep them all through this painful hour of sorrow. 

NPP state unit: National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland state unit expressed grief over the demise of late Kakheho Sukhalu, Ex-MLA, and extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

In a condolence message, NPP Nagaland president Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema and general secretary (org) B. Limanuksung Longkumer described late Sukhalu as “a visionary leader of our times” and said that he was a man of rare political acumen, courage and immense wisdom. NPP state unit stated that his loss has left a deep void in the political fraternity of Nagaland in particular and the Naga society in general, which it said would be hard to fill in days to come.

The NPP state unit offered prayers for the departed soul and moral support to the bereaved family members at this hour of immense grief. The party also prayed that the God Almighty grant all of them peace and strength to bear the pain of loss with true Christian love, courage and faith.

NSCN (R) VP: NSCN/GPRN (Reformation) vice president Akato Chophi expressed pain and sorrow over the demise of late Kakheho Sukhalu. 

In a condolence issued by MIP, Akato described late Sukhalu as “a broad minded frontrunner in both social and political fields”, who was a force to reckon with. He said late leader “leaves behind his legacy as a gentleman and an officer for his progeny and his friends to cherish on.”

In his demise, Akato said “I have lost a very true Friend, a dear Companion and a daring Compatriot with whom I shared a solemn and a benign friendship and stood by each other, through all thick and thin.”

NSCN (R) vice president prayed that Good Lord provide solace to members of bereaved family during their time of grief and rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

NDPP Dimapur region: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Dimapur region has expressed shock over the sudden demise of Kakheho Sukhalu, Ex MLA and vice president NDPP who was also the in-charge of Dimapur region. 

In a condolence message, NDPP Dimapur region president Kughato S Aye said late Kakheho was a humble person, accessible to young and old and an active social worker, who was ever ready to help the poor and weaker section of the society.

NDPP Dimapur Region conveyed deepest condolences to bereaved family and prayed that his soul rest in peace. 

NPF Zunheboto Division: Naga People’s Front (NPF) Zunheboto Division has expressed sadness over the demise of late Kakheho Sukhalu, ex-MLA, who represented 35 AC Zunheboto to the 9th NLA as independent candidate. 

In a condolence message, NPF Zunheboto division president Akavi Sumi described late leader as “a humble gentleman, and a leader without barricade even to his opponents.”

In his demise, NPF Zunheboto division said Nagas in general and Zunheboto constituency in particular have lost “one of the most grassroots friendly and adorable representative”. 

NPF Zunheboto division also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace. 

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