18th Mar 2017 10:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News



Chief Minister Pema Khandu has condoled the demise of veteran politician and former Deputy Minister Ngurang Tazap, who breathed his last at a Guwahati based hospital this morning after prolonged illness.


In a message to Late Tazap’s wife Ngurang Reena, Khandu shared the grief of losing one of the pioneers of political history of Arunachal Pradesh, who represented 14 Doimukh Assembly Constituency in the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly and asserted that his contributions as a political representative, a minister and a social worker will be remembered by the people forever.


Khandu paid tributes to the former leader and called him a champion of the poor who worked for their welfare as Deputy Minister of RWD as well as PWD during 1990-95. Hailing from a remote village – Rupung of the then undivided Lower Subansiri district – he became an undisputed leader of the people on his own terms and went on to play an active role in carving out a new district now called Papum Pare. In fact he was instrumental in coining the name – Papum Pare – after the names of the two important rivers Papum and Pare. His contribution in establishing Yupia as the headquarters of the new district will also be remembered by the people.

Late Tazap is survived by his wife and four children – three sons and a daughter.


“I believe, leaving this mortal world will not diminish the love and affection showered on him by the people and his god-fearing soul will remain immortal,” Khandu added and prayed Lord Buddha to bestow strength on the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.


Governor PB Acharya has condoled the sudden demise of former Deputy Minister  Ngurang Tazap. Joining the people of Arunachal Pradesh in praying to the Almighty God to give the bereaved family enough strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss, the Governor also offered his prayer for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Former chief minister Nabam Tuki in his condolence message termed late Tazap a unique leader who always sincerely worked for the masses with commitment. His death has caused an irreparable loss for the state, Papum Pare district in particular. He will always be remembered for his invaluable contributions to the society. 

I convey my deepest sense of condolences to the bereaved family members and pray the almighty to give them strength to bear the loss of their dearest one as well as for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.

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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