Nagaland legislator Toshi Wungtung passes away at 56

Kohima: Following the demise of Nagaland legislator Toshi Wungtung, Advisor to the Department of Information & Public Relations, SCERT, and Village Guards, on Thursday, the State Government has announced that a state funeral will be accorded on July 3 at 8 am.

Wungtung passed away after a brief illness at BLK Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday morning. He was 56.

To pay last respect and homage, the state funeral will be held at the residence of the deceased legislator at Purana Bazar in Dimapur.

Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha informed that the mortal remains will reach Dimapur on Friday and will be kept at his residence in Dimapur for people to pay their last respects from 4:00 PM onwards following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.

The state funeral, which will be held the next day, will be live-streamed on the state government’s official social media platforms on Youtube and Facebook.

On Thursday evening, a memorial prayer service was held at Nagaland House in Delhi. Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio took to Twitter saying “Attended a prayer service in memory and honour of Late Toshi Wungtung, Hon’ble Advisor and MLA, Govt. of Nagaland at Nagaland House, New Delhi. Paid my respects to the departed soul. We recall his service to the community and pray that God will welcome him into eternal glory”.

The chief minister, deputy chief minister, several legislators, politicians, political parties, Naga political groups, Student organizations, tribal organizations, and civil society organizations conveyed condolences.

The Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) also mourned the untimely demise of its adviser. “His death is an irreplaceable loss to the society in general and the Department in particular, and he will be remembered for all his contributions,” it said. 

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