Former MLA WC Krome passes away
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 15
FORMER MLA and prominent citizen of the State capital Wezulhi C. Krome passed at his residence at TCP Gate, Konia early Tuesday morning. He was 98 and is survived by three sons, three daughters and a host of grand children.Family sources said late W C Krome breathed his last after returning from Dimapur.
His send off service will be held at Chakhesang Baptist Church, Kohima at 7 am on Wednesday before being taken to his native village Lasumi in Phek district for the last rites. The main funeral service will be held at ZAPO Ground, Zuketsa, Pfutsero sub-division at 2 pm on Wednesday.
Late Krome is the father of present president of Kohima Press Club Kopelo Krome, DIG Wetsope Krome and former secretary general of Naga Hoho and NPMHR Neingulo Krome.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo, several ministers and legislators paid respect to the departed soul today.
Late Krome was the chairman of Tenyimia Public Organisation, vice president of Chakhesang Tribal Council, NNC member, chairman of Pfutsero Area Development/Range Council, president of Nagaland Wrestling Association and was associated with other social and political organizations.
Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima will organise a send off service in the church conference hall at 7 am on October 16. Thereafter, his mortal remains will be taken to his native village at Lasumi village under Phek district where the main funeral service will be held at 2 pm at ZAPO ground, Zuketsa, Pfutsero sub-division.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of WC Krome.
In a condolence message, the CM described late Krome as a man of integrity who entered public service at an early age. Right from his youthful days, he had been in the thick of public service, holding many responsible positions in various social and political organizations, Rio said.
The CM also recalled coming in contact and knowing late Krome at close range during his long years of public service, especially during his tenure as the president of Tenyimia Public Organisation. “I have high regard for him as a person possessing high integrity and commitment to public service,” Rio said.
Conveying heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, the CM prayed to grant them solace and mental strength to bear the tragedy and also for rest of the soul in peace.
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