Thursday, October 6, 2022

Patkai Christian College co-founder Margaret Shishak no more

Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) co-founder Margaret Anne Shishak passed away at a private hospital in Dimapur on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was 80. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. Tuisem A Shishak, three sons, three daughters-in-law, two granddaughters and two grandsons.
Born on November 25, 1941 in Washington DC, Margaret Shishak arrived Nagaland in 1973 and founded the PCC at Seithekema, Chumoukedima together with her husband Rev. Tuisem Shishak in 1974.
Family sources said that the funeral service would be held on Monday (May 30) 2 p.m. at Bundrock Auditorium, Patkai Christian College.
State chief minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed grief over the passing away Margaret Anne Shishak, who he said “does not need any introduction to the people of Nagaland, as she has already become a legendary figure in our State.”
In a condolence message, Rio said Margaret left a successful and outstanding career in the field of music in USA after her marriage to Rev. Dr Tuishem A Shishak and came to Nagaland and together they started the Patkai Christian College, which was now one of the best colleges in Nagaland, with a deemed university status.
From the very beginning, the chief minister said she was the Director of Music at the PCC, and had groomed hundreds of qualified musicians.
Rio said the void created by her death would be difficult to fill. “At the same time, I salute her for her extraordinary contributions to our society, adopting Nagaland as her home,” the chief minister said and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family, the PCC fraternity and all the alumni of the college.
LFIC: Livingstone Foundation International College (LFIC), Dimapur has expressed shock over the passing of Margaret Anne Shishak.
In a condolence message, LFIC principal Dr. RK Behera said that death, when it comes to a beloved one, was “indeed a heartrending and agonizing experience” for all who are left behind “in this vale of tears.”
LFIC prayed that God comfort and strengthen the bereaved family in this hour of grief and bitter tears. “May His loving presence be very close to you all at this time of great agony and pain,” LFIC prayed and assured of continued prayers.