Ex-minister T Tali passes away

DIMAPUR, FEB 12 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/12/2020 1:01:33 PM IST

T Tali, former minister of Nagaland, passed away in Dimapur on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 77. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, son, son in-law, two granddaughters, three brothers and three sisters.

Family sources said send-off service would be held at his private residence, House No. 33 next to East Dimapur Ao Baptist Church, Purana Bazaar on February 13, 2020 at 8am and funeral service would be held on February 14, 2020 at Kangtsung Village, Mokokchung. Late T Tali first became an MLA in 1977 and was elected five times from 21 Tuli constituency and served as minister for two consecutive terms before his retirement from active politics in 2008.

Leaders from across the political spectrum led by state chief minister Neiphiu Rio have mourned the demise of former minister.

In a condolence message, chief minister said late Tali was a committed student leader, a sincere government servant and later joined politics and went on to become a minister in the government of Nagaland. 

Describing late Tali as “a fine gentleman with a soft spoken personality”, the chief minister said he made friends across the spectrum. In his death, Rio said the people of Nagaland have lost a good and prominent public leader, who loved and served the public for many years with zeal and commitment. 

Stating that late Tali was a former colleague and a personal friend, Rio said recollected many fond memories of their times together during the years when they worked together. 

Rio also said that the void left by his death would be difficult to fill. He conveyed heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that God grant them solace and strength in their hours of bereavement.

NLA speaker: Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) speaker Sharingain Longkumer expressed deep sadness over the demise of T Tali.

In a condolence message, NLA speaker described late leader as a humble and a visionary man who worked diligently for the welfare and uplift of his constituency and for the people of Nagaland. 

Longkumer late Tali’s death has caused a great loss to the Nagas in general and the Ao community in particular, adding that the void created by him would be difficult to fill.

The speaker, on his behalf and on behalf of the members of the 13th NLA, conveyed condolences to Mrs. T. Tali, their children and the other family members. He prayed that the Almighty God grant solace and comfort to the bereaved family at this hour of grief.

Dy. CM: State deputy chief minister and Nagaland BJP legislature party leader, Y Patton deeply mourned the demise of former minister T. Tali.

In a condolence message, Patton said late Tali was immensely loved by the people, which was evident from that fact that he was elected to represent the people of Tuli AC for a record five times between 1977 and 2003. “He was a man of compassion and vast knowledge and served the people of the constituency he represented and the state diligently and efficiently,” Patton said.

The deputy chief minister said Tali’s passing away has definitely left a void, but his good deeds for the well being of the people would continue to stay with for the years to come. “He will always be remembered for his foresight, compassion, and commitment for the welfare of the people,” Patton said.

Patton, on behalf of the BJP legislators, extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that may his soul find eternal peace.

Lok Sabha MP: Lone Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Nagaland, Tokheho Yepthomi, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of T Tali, and said his demise has left a vacuum that would be hard to fill.

In a condolence message, Tokheho said he had the opportunity to work with late Tali as members of Nagaland Legislative Assembly. Decribing late leader as a humble person who dedicated his time and service for his constituents and people of Nagaland, the MP said his election to NLA five times over decades in the political arena was proof of his dedication and concern for the people of Nagaland. “We worked together both in the treasury and opposition bench. In both places his zeal and dedication remained the same,” MP said.

Tokheho conveyed condolences to bereaved family and prayed that God grant them strength to face this hour of grief. 

Minister Along: Minister higher & technical education and tribal affairs Temjen Imna Along expressed shock over the sudden demise of late T Tali, former minister.

In condolence message, Along said late Tali was a kind hearted man, a very sincere and humble person who had dedicated his entire life for his people.

In his death, the minister said the people of 21 Tuli A/C in particular and the state in general have lost one of its finest statesmen and a prolific leader who dedicated his entire life to the service of the people.

Along conveyed sincere condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of intense grief and sorrow and prayed that God Almighty grant eternal rest to the dearly departed soul.

NPCC: Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has expressed deep shock and sadness over the demise of T Talinungsang Lemtur, former minister and PCC member, from 21 Tuli A/C. 

In a condolence message, NPCC president K Therie said late Tali was a fearless political leader, who fought well his battles for common values and did not let down his people. 

Stating that late Tali stood firm on secular ideologies and was a dedicated Congressman who constantly worked not only for the uplift of the people but also for the betterment of the Party, the NPCC president said his contributions to the Congress party would be long remembered for posterity. 

Therie said it was difficult to replace such brave hearted person, adding that his passing has left a void which cannot be filled. “In the loss, Nagaland has lost a diamond to dust,” he said.

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

NDPP: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) president Chingwang Konyak has expressed grief over the demise of his “old political associate” T. Talinungsang and said in his passing away, Nagas have lost a great personality and leader. 

In a condolence message, NDPP president Chingwang Konyak described late Tali as “affable and simple person”, who he said was the epitome of simple living high standards. “Soft-spoken and never one to lose his cool easily, he was dearly loved by young and old of the Constituency,” Konyak said.

NDPP president opined that the younger generation of political leaders should take a leaf out of his political life and personality while serving the people. 

NDPP president joined by party rank and file conveyed heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace. 

CNTC: Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has expressed its sadness over the demise of T.Tali, former minister Nagaland. CNTC prayed that the departed soul rest in peace and Almighty grant solace to the bereaved family.

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