11th May 2024 09:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

TUTING, May 11: Luking Palling, the former and longest-serving Head Gaon Burah (HGB) of Rising village at Tuting in Upper Siang, passed away late last night at his home, marking the end of a notable life dedicated to community service and development. 
Born in May 1946, Palling was the youngest of his siblings, tragically losing his elder brothers to a devastating earthquake and flash flood of 1950.
At the age of 14 or 15, he served as a porter for the Indian Army during the 1962 Indo-China war. He joined the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at 22 but resigned after three years due to a transfer, choosing instead to care for his mother and manage the family's ancestral lands in Tuting.
Despite no major illnesses, Palling had been in declining health over the past year and died at 11:30 PM on May 10. Throughout his life, he played a crucial role in the modernization of Tuting, including donating land for the township's development. He was a unifier who fostered cohesive relations among various tribes, including the Adi, Memba, and Khamba communities.
Palling leaves behind his wife, three sons—Olik Palling, a teacher; Okit Palling, MD-CEO of the Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board; and Omin Palling of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police—three daughters, and several grandchildren. 
His legacy as a true public leader and community builder remains ingrained in the hearts of those who knew him and benefited from his lifelong dedication to the town of Tuting.

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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