Former Governor and five-time Chief Minister of Nagaland, Dr SC Jamir, reportedly felt dizzy amid reports of a stroke on Thursday morning in Wokha. He was recently conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan award for his distinguished service in the field of public affairs.
A close aide told EastMojo that 90-year-old Jamir was on his way to Mokokchung when he suffered a bout of dizziness and nausea. Jamir was then taken to Dimapur for a check up.
“He did not suffer a stroke. It was a bout of dizziness. The former CM is presently recovering at home,” the aide said.
Jamir was conferred the Padma Bhushan earlier this month, making him the first politician from Nagaland to receive the country’s third highest civilian award for his distinguished service in the field of public affairs.
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Born on October 17, 1931, Jamir is the only living signatory of the Agreement that led to the creation of Nagaland and is also known as one of the architects of modern Nagaland.
Jamir was the first Lok Sabha member from Nagaland and served as MP from 1961 to 1970. He was appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister, who also was in charge of External Affairs Ministry.
Jamir was first elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in 1971 and since then he never lost any Assembly election. He was the chief minister of Nagaland in 1980, 1982 to 1986, and 1993 to 2003. He also served as the governor of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Odisha.
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