Nagaland: Former MLA and Advisor L Khumo passes away, condolences pour in

L Khumo, former Advisor and Member of NLA

Dimapur, February 20 (MExN): Former Member of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly and Advisor Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Evaluation and Economics and Statistic, Government of Nagaland, L Khumo passed away on February 20 at Dimapur following a brief illness. L Khumo was a two-time member of the 12th and 13th House of the NLA from 57 Thonoknyu Assembly Constituency. 
Following his demise, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio in a condolence note stated that Khumo was a hardworking leader, with a big heart and a good soul. “In the few years of working together, I found him to be a warm and cheerful person, who genuinely cared for the society’s welfare,” Rio said.

“His demise is a great loss to the Nagas, in general, and to the Khiamniungan community in particular. The vacuum created by his absence will be difficult fill. Although he is no longer with us, his good deeds will always be remembered. He will be truly missed but let us treasure and celebrate his life. It is my humble prayer that his good legacy will be carried on,” Rio also said. 

On behalf of the Government of Nagaland and on his family behalf, Rio extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family members. “Our prayers and sympathies go out to the family members, relatives and friends of L Khumo as we mourn his demise. May you find comfort and strength in the Word of God as you come to terms with this loss,” he added. 

Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker, Sharingain Longkumer said that Khamo’s dedication to public service and unwavering commitment to his community and the State will be remembered with great respect. “May his legacy continue to inspire us all during this difficult time. On behalf of the Members of the 14th House, I convey deep condolences to the bereaved family members,” he said.
While conveying condolences, S Richard Humtsoe, State President, Lok Janshakti Party Ramvilas Nagaland stated that L Khamo contested last 14th NLA election on Lok Janshakti Party Ramvilas and was a very productive contributor to the Party for Naga People's welfare. “I am very sad to hear the news of his sudden and untimely demise,” Humtsoe stated. 

Eastern Nagaland Legislators’ Union (ENLU) remembered Khamo as a “kind and gentle soul” whose “leadership and service, vision and contributions have left an indelible mark in the society, particularly the citizens of his Area Constituency, Thonoknyu and Eastern Nagaland in general.” 

The ENLU in its press note stated that his dedication to public service and his compassion for the people will always be remembered. May the legacy of Khumo continue to inspire and his memory be cherished by all who knew them, it stated and conveyed condolences to his beloved wife, children, the loved ones and all those who were touched by his warmth and grace. “May his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration during this difficult time,” it added. 

MLA & Advisor Youth Resources & Sports S Keoshu Yimkhiung said that Khamo possessed a special personality and was a best and an inspiring colleague. I was fortunate to have a chance to know him and share our days together. “With his demise, I have lost a best colleague and the vacuum created by his passing away will be hard to fill. At this mournful hour, I along with my wife and family convey our deepest condolence to the bereaved family and pray that Almighty God grand strength and solace to sail through this immeasurable loss,” Keoshu stated.

Khiamniungan Tribal Council (KTC) has also mourned the demise of Khamo. “Today as we bid farewell, your legacy of perseverance, determination and the values which you have instilled will be etched in our hearts and continue to inspire us to strive for greatness. May our Heavenly Father, grand divine comfort and strength to endure the pain in this moment of sorrow to the bereaved family members,” KTC added.