Kevilhouu Rio’s mortal remains will be laid to rest at the family cemetery in Botsa, Kohima today; leaders from across the state and region offer condolences
Nagaland: Kevilhouü Rio, mother of Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio, passed away at the age of 92 Wednesday. Hailing from Tuophema village under Kohima district, the nonagenarian died due to old age-related ailments.
The funeral programme will take place at Kevilhouü Rio auditorium, G Rio School in Kohima on Thursday. Born on December 27, 1928, the final resting place for the deceased will be at the Rio’s family cemetery at Botsa under Kohima district.
With the news of the death of the chief minister’s mother, leaders of the state like deputy CM Y Patton, BJP state president Temjen Imna Along and others from the region started offering their condolences on social media platforms to the family of the deceased.
The chief minister’s office also issued a condolence message which read: “The Officers and Staff of the Chief Minister’s Office and Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Government of Nagaland express our deep pain and sadness upon the demise of Smti Kevilhouü Rio, mother of Shri Neiphiu Rio, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland, who passed away on 1st January, 2020 at Kohima.”
Naga People’s Front (NPF) president Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu also issued a condolence message. “Late Mrs. Kevilhouü was a God fearing, hard working and upright woman as it is a fact that she had raised such an illustrious sons and daughters-speaks volume of the character that your mother possessed Her life was one we should all emulate, and her demise is a misfortune for all of us and the legacy left behind by her exemplary life will always be remembered in the days to come,” he wrote.