Former Nagaland minister Hokheto Sema no more; condolences pour in
DIMAPUR — Former Nagaland Minister Hokheto Sema (Zhimomi) passed away at Zion Hospital in Dimapur on February 2.
The former member of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) represented the Satakha Assembly Constituency and was elected to the house four times, since his foray into active politics in 1974. He also served as the president of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) from 2004 to 2008.
Mourning his demise, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio stated that Zhimomi’s dedication and service to the people of Nagaland have left an indelible mark on the political landscape of the region.
“His untiring efforts and unwavering commitment to public welfare will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him,” Rio stated in a condolence message.
Conveying condolence on behalf of the 14th NLA, Speaker Sharingain Longkumer described the former minister as someone who “infinitely upheld highest decorum on the floor of the Nagaland Assembly”.
Stating that Zhimomi adhered to the principle of honesty, probity, and simple living in his public life, the speaker said the state has lost a veteran leader who contributed immensely for the development of the State of Nagaland.
In a separate message, the NPCC bid farewell to its former president, offering condolences to the bereaved family.
“A seasoned politician and a dynamic leader, Late Hokheto Zhimomi sacrificed the prime years of his life to an exemplary career in public service,” it said.