Naga Council president Ghokheto Chophy laid to rest
Dimapur, Dec. 13 (EMN): The funeral service of late K Ghokheto Chophy, president of Naga Council Dimapur, was held at Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School ground in Dimapur on December 13.
Chophy had passed away around 3:35 pm on Friday at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi, aged 58. He is survived by his wife Hoshili Kiba; one daughter and a son.
Naga Council Dimapur vice president (Adm), Etsungmomo Kikon in his condolence message during the service said that they are ‘facing an unprecedented and unacceptable moment in the history of Naga council Dimapur.’
Kikon added that they had lost a great leader of Dimapur and prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace.
Kikon praised the late Chophy for the worked he had done for the people and said that Chophy was a man of principles who persuades and follow his programme with zeal and determination till it is fulfilled.
Kikon added that late Chophy was a god-fearing leader and a great social worker ready to sacrifice for the common cause and well being of the people. He said that Chophy had given ‘his heart and soul’ to develop the new cemetery at Zani village in Dimapur which was inaugurated on July 1, 2020.
Akihito Chophy, said that his father was courageous and bold, a man of truth and a loving father who always did his best for them. He added that he would miss his father’s stories and experiences that he shared with them.
While Chophy’s daughter Atokili Chophy briefly explained her father’s three months stay in Delhi.
She said that people know her father as a dynamic leader and to them, he was a loving father and a loving husband to her mother but late Chophy considered himself as an ordinary man.
She shared that she would celebrate his father’s life and bid him farewell with her fondest memory.
Dimapur Sumi Baptish Church deacon Phukato Zhimo shared that in the sudden demise of late Chophy, a active member of DSBC and the current president of NCD, the DSBC, Sumi in particular and Nagas in general have lost a brave, kind hearted and God fearing leader.
Various organisations such as Western Sumi Hoho, Central Nagaland Tribes Council, Chophimi Lagha Kuposhukulu Nagaland, ZTKD, Sumi Council Dimapur, Reverbelt Colony Council, Hindu Shiva Samati, Muslim Council Dimapur, Dimapur Sumi Totimi Hoho, Asukhomi, Asukhomi Union Dimapur, Asukho Kughuko, friends, family and relatives of late Chophy spoke at the funeral service.