The last rites of Arunachal Pradesh’s former minister Changkom Hondik were performed with full state honours here in Tirap district on Sunday.
Hondik breathed his last at a private hospital in Assam’s Dibrugarh district on 17 June after a prolonged illness, at the age of 62 years.
He is survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.
Hondik was elected to the legislative assembly as a member of the Congress party in 1996 from the Namsang assembly constituency in Tirap district, and later became a minister.
He was the general secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) for two terms and was holding the post of the APCC vice president at the time of his demise.
He was also associated with many NGOs.
The national flag was flown at half-mast on Sunday as a mark of respect to late Hondik.
The ramwa (oldest priest) performed the last rites. Sixteen gun salutes were given during the last rites.
Prayers were also offered by different denominations for late Hondik.
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