Late Imtikumzuk Longkumer
Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 22
Advisor for Sericulture & Excise and former Deputy Speaker, NLA, Imtikumzuk Longkumer passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. He was 51.
Family sources told The Morung Express that late Imtikumzuk was undergoing treatment for kidney disease, however; he went into comma after a cardiac arrest on September 19 which resulted in his demise. Late Imtikumzuk contested the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) elections on three occasions (2008, 2013 & 2018) from 26th Aonglenden Assembly Constituency under Mokokchung district and was successful twice (2013 & 2018).
He contested and won from a Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) ticket in the recent 2018 NLA general election.
During the 2013 general election, late Imtikumzuk was elected from a Congress ticket. He was appointed as Deputy Speaker of the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary during the tenure of Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu as Chief Minister.
Late Imtikumzuk’s body is expected to arrive at Dimapur airport on Sunday, September 23 and then proceed to Kohima. On Monday, the body will be taken to Mokokchung and from there onwards to Ungma, his native village, where a state funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 25.
Late Imtikumzuk leaves behind his wife, five daughters and one son.
Governor Acharya, Chief Minister Rio, NDPP condoles
Meanwhile, Governor of Nagaland and Chief Minister and the NDPP, among others, condoled the untimely demise of Late Imtikumzuk.
In a condolence message, Governor Acharya said that the contributions made by late Imtikumzuk for the welfare of the people of Nagaland as a Member of the NLA will be remembered forever. In his demise, people of Nagaland have lost a tall and prominent leader, the Governor added.
Nagaland Chief Minister said late Imtikumzuk was an upcoming statesman who early demise will create a deep void in the State. “We mourn the loss of a young, upcoming leader who was not only diligent in his duties and responsibilities, but also a fine gentleman who went out his way to help the people. He was a great asset to the government as well as the NDPP and his absence will be felt tremendously,” the condolence message from the chief minister read.
The chief minister on behalf of the Government of Nagaland and his family conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members.
NDPP president, Chingwang Konyak said late Imtikumzuk was a people’s leader who rose from the grassroots and dedicated his life in the service of the people. “Despite having attained high offices, late Imtikumzuk never forgot those he sought to serve and lived his life amongst the people he loved,” the NDPP condolence message stated.
More condolence on page 5