Arunachal Pradesh’s Veteran Congress leader and former minister Changkom Hondik passed away at a private hospital in Assam’s Dibrugarh on Friday after a prolonged illness.
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.
APCC president Nabam Tuki deeply mourned the passing away of Hondik and offered heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
“Hondik was a very good friend of mine and was closely associated with me for the last four decades. He was a very simple, kind-hearted and hardworking person,” Tuki said in a condolence message.
Stating that Hondik’s death is a great loss for the Congress party, particularly the people of Tirap district, the APCC president prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Governor BD Mishra also offered sincere condolence to the bereaved family and said that late Hondik “made commendable administrative and social contributions and promoted the state’s substantial development in his long political career.”
The governor also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu and Deputy chief minister Chowna Mein took to twitter and expressed their condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.
I deeply mourn the passing away of former Minister and popular leader Shri Changkom Hondik. His commitment to public service has enriched Arunachal Pradesh's politics.
My condolences to family & friends. Prayers to Lord Buddha to give peace to the departed soul. pic.twitter.com/owc837tzb2
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) June 17, 2022
Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of former Minister Shri Changkom Hondik ji. His contributions in the development of State as the Minister of Industries shall be remembered.
My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace. pic.twitter.com/9e3U07ZiwP
— Chowna Mein (@ChownaMeinBJP) June 17, 2022
Legislative Assembly Speaker Pasang D Sona also deeply mourned Hondik’s demise. He expressed condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Late Hondik had been elected as MLA from the Namsang assembly constituency in 1996, and was later inducted as the industries minister in the Gegong Apang-led government.
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