Wednesday, May 25, 2022

NSCN (I-M) leader AK Lungalang passes away

Senior NSCN (I-M) leader, AK Lungalang, who was a member of collective leadership, passed away at a private hospital in Dimapur on May 13, 2022 after a prolonged illness.
Born on June 5, 1930 at Benrau village under Peren district, late Lungalang was accorded the “National Funeral Ceremony” at Camp Hebron on May 14, 2022. His mortal remain would be laid to rest at his village; Heningkunglwa on May 15, 2022.
He joined the “national service” (NNC) as commissioner, Jafu state in 1962. He officially joined NSCN in 1991 and has served in various capacities. After being elected as the first Tatar representing the Zeliangrong Region in 1994, he served the “Naga nation” as Kilonser holding the portfolios of education, law & justice, and kilo in different period.
He served as steering committee member from 2000-2002 and again from 2004-2007. He held the post of Speaker, Tatar Hoho, from 2007-2008. He was made as executive member, steering committee in 2008 and later on inducted as member, Collective Leadership on June 24, 2013.
NSCN (I-M) chairman Q Tuccu and ato kilonser Th. Muivah led others in mourning the demise of veteran Naga leader.
In a condolence message, Q Tuccu expressed disbelief that AK Lungalang, one of the tallest figures of Naga political movement, was “no more with us.”
Tuccu said late Lungalang left behind his record of distinguished service that will go down into the pages of Naga history. In his demise, NSCN (I-M) chairman said Nagas have lost an outstanding patriot and a son of the soil. “His unwavering commitment and sacrifice towards the Naga political cause will be remembered for all time to come,” Tuccu said and extend condolences to the bereaved family members.
Expressing deep pain over the demise of AK Lungalang, ato kilonser Th Muivah described him described as “a complete man filled with integrity, dignity and also a good-humoured person.”
In a condolence message to Mrs. Idaigumle Lungalang, Th. Muivah said late Luangalang’s journey in the Naga national movement was a legacy that would be “an inspiration to the younger generations in all ways of life, specially the unwavering national spirit in trying tomes of the Naga national struggle.”
“His contributions and achievements in building the nation shall be cherished in all days to come,” said Th. Muivah.
NSCN (I-M) ato kilonser also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty God comforts them.”
ZB (N): Zeliangrong Baudi (N) through its president CR Zeliang has mourned the demise of AK Lungalang and said that he has left behind his best contributions as a legacy for the Nagas.
ZB (N) said late Lungalang life “becomes a history of struggle and of inspiration of hope and example for the living Nagas.”
Baudi said late leader experienced and tasted life as a soldier, worker and leader of the Naga people and nation since his youthful life till his last breath.
ZB (N) prayed that the bereaved family and relatives find solace and grace of the divine and get the strength to bear the loss.
ZCM&N: Zelu Council Manipur & Nagaland (ZCM&N) expressed grief over the demise of late AK Lungalang.
In a condolence message, NCM&N chairman Rangom Hau described late Lungalang as “a remarkable, courageous, visionary and peace-loving man,” who immensely contributed for the cause of Naga nation in general and Zeliangrong community in particular.
ZCM&N stated that his immense contributions and selfless sacrifices would be an inspiration for the younger generation. The council also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.
ZMON: Zeliangrong Mipui Organization, Nagaland (NMON) through its president Apeuna Iheilung and general secretary Aluile Hegui expressed sorrow over the demise of late AK Lungalang.
ZMON said “our Nation” has lost a man with high capabilities and national spirit.
It said that the loss of “our dynamic leader” was an “extreme blow” not only to Zeliangrong community but to the Nagas in general. ZMON said late Lungalang’s dedication and sacrifices rendered to “our people and for the Naga Nation shall forever be cherished.”


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