21st Jan 2021 12:01:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

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ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor and senior Congress leader Mata Prasad died at a hospital in Lucknow following a multi-organ failure.
The 95-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital late on Tuesday night and breathed his last around midnight, a statement issued by Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) said.
He was admitted in a serious condition and was put on life support system but could not be saved despite all efforts, the statement read.
Dr Mata Prasad was the eighth and the longest serving Governor of Arunachal Pradesh in a tenure spanning from 21st October 1993 to 16th May 1999.
Late Dr Prasad was a teacher turned politician, who served the State of Uttar Pradesh in various capacities. During his tenure as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr Prasad inaugurated the Upper Siang District, the office of Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Inspector General for East and West of the State at Namsai and Ziro. The very famous Darbar Hall of Raj Bhawan, Itanagar was constructed during his tenure. 
Dr. Prasad also authored a book on Arunachal Pradesh in Hindi titled “Manoram Bhoomi – Arunachal”. 
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have condoled the demise of the former Governor.
In his condolence message to Dr. Sarv Prakash Bhaskar, son of late Mata Prasad, the Governor said that Late Mata Prasad ji was a distinguished statesman and an intellectual who made immense contribution towards the State welfare of our people. He was known for intellectual ability and admired for his scholarly traits. Late Mata Prasad ji promoted Hindi and authored many books including a book on Arunachal Pradesh. In his death the State has lost a true friend, the Governor said.
Mishra said that as Governor, Late Mata Prasad took personal interest in the developmental programmes and administration of the State. People of Arunachal Pradesh always cherish the fond memories of his great deeds, he said.
Expressing shock, Khandu in his condolence message said that Late Prasad held the helms of the state in its transitional phase from where we have had an eventful journey of progress and ably emerged as a distinct and determined State, rubbing shoulders with our peers with pride. 
In his demise, the country has lost a dedicated and sincere administrator who set pinnacles in his chosen career. I believe, leaving this mortal world will not diminish the love and affection showered on him by the people and his soul will remain immortal, the message read.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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