Eminent educationist, former Minister passes away
DIMAPUR, JULY 15 (MExN): Eminent educationist, former Minister and well known public figure Prof T. Chuba passed away Sunday morning around 6:30 am at Zion Hospital, Dimapur after a prolonged illness. Prof T. Chuba hailed from Longjang Village in Mokokchung District and was born on February 15, 1940. In his early public life he was closely associated with the Naga Students Federation (NSF) as a former President and also served as the first General Secretary of the Naga Integration Council.
He also served as Principal, Kohima College from 1973 to 1979. He went on to become the Professor and Head of Department of Political Science. In his public life, Prof Chuba was elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in 1987 from the 23—Impur Assembly Constituency as an Independent candidate. He was later re-elected from the same constituency in 1989 as a Congress (I) candidate. He served as Minister of Finance and then as Minister of Education. He was elected again in 1998 and served as Minister of Higher & Technical Education. According to a bio-data of late Prof T. Chuba his “greatest fulfillment came after the end of his public life when he devoted most of his time towards serving the purpose and will of God.
Rio remembers former colleague
DIMAPUR, JULY 15 (MExN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed deep pain to hear of the sad demise of Prof. T. Chuba, former Minister. Rio in a condolence message described Late Prof. T. Chuba “as a senior colleague of mine, with whom I had very close association”. Rio said the late leader had made many significant contributions to the advancement of the State, for which he will continue to be remembered in the years to come. “He was very kind, approachable and a friendly person to everyone. His passing away has created a vacuum not only in the family and amongst his relatives and dear ones, but also in the Naga Society”, Rio stated adding that it was a great loss to the people of the State in general, and to the Aos in particular. Rio with his wife conveyed deepest condolences to the wife Sanenla Chuba and other members of the family. “We pray to the Almighty God to give you the strength to tide over this irreparable loss”.
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