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Former Chief Engineer of PHED Nagaland passes away; CM, NDPP condole

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Jun 04, 2021 6:26 pm

Kevisekho Kruse contested from 8th Western Angami Assembly Constituency on NDPP ticket in 2018

File photo of Kevisekho Kruse.

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Kohima, June 4 (EMN): Former Chief Engineer of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and Nationalist Democracy Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate from 8th Western Angami A/C, Kevisekho Kruse passed away at Oking Hospital and Research Clinic in Kohima on Friday. He was 61.

He is survived by his wife, Salhoutonu Kruse and two daughters.

Sources from the hospital informed that Kruse, who is from Khonoma village, passed away at 4:40 am on Friday.

The mortal remains of the deceased were taken to his residence in Chümoukedima, where his funeral service was held.

Pastor Kevisikho Sokra administered the final rites.

Rio condoles

Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio expressed grief over the demise of the former chief engineer and party member, describing him as a hardworking, sincere and diligent person who served the state government as a dedicated and committed officer.

“His demise is a great loss to the family as well as Khonoma village in particular. Moreover, the NDPP party has lost a promising leader and the vacuum created will be difficult to fill. Though he is no longer with us, his selfless deeds will always be remembered,” read the condolence message.

“In this hour of grief, my wife and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. It is our humble prayer that Almighty God will give them strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace,” it added.

NDPP mourns

The NDPP mourned the demise of its former candidate and extended deepest condolences to his Salhoutonu Kruse and members of the bereaved family.

“Er. Kruse, after a long and successful career in government service, decided to continue serving the people by contesting the general elections of 2018 as the official candidate of the NDPP from the 8th Western Angami assembly constituency. Though he was unsuccessful in the elections, he never wavered from his commitment to serve the people of his constituency and continued to work towards the uplift and welfare of the people and the party, both in the constituency as well as the State level,” read the condolence message from NDPP president Chingwang Konyak

“In his untimely demise, the people of the state in general and the constituents of the 8th Western Angami assembly constituency and the NDPP in particular have lost a bright and dedicated leader whose loss will be difficult to replace. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” it added.

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Jun 04, 2021 6:26:15 pm