Former minister T Tali passes away
Dimapur, Feb. 12 (EMN): Former MLA and minister T Tali passed away in Dimapur on February 12 at around 10:40 am after a prolonged illness. He was one of the longest serving lawmakers from the state, representing 21 Tuli Assembly Constituency for five times.
It is said that send-off service for the deceased will be held at 8 am today, Thursday at his residence in Dimapur and his mortal remains will be taken to Kangtsung village in Mokokchung district for the funeral service.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi and several other leaders have mourned the demise of the veteran politician.
While expressing pain at the demise of the veteran lawmaker, Rio stated that ‘late T Tali was a committed student leader, a sincere government servant and later joined politics and went on to become a minister in the Government of Nagaland’.
“He represented the 21 Tuli Assembly Constituency in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on 5 occasions and served the government in different capacities with distinction. He was a fine gentleman with a soft spoken personality and he made friends across the spectrum. In his death, the people of Nagaland have lost a good and prominent public leader who loved and served the public for many years with zeal and commitment,” read Rio condolence message.
“Late T Tali was a former colleague and a personal friend. I still recollect many fond memories of our times together during the years when worked together. The void left by his death will be difficult to fill. I send my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family, and pray that God grant them solace and strength in their hours of bereavement. May his soul rest in peace,” he added.
Yepthomi, in his condolence message, described Tali as a humble person. “I am deeply saddened by the demise of Shri. T Tali, former Minister, Nagaland. I had the opportunity to work with him as Members of Nagaland Legislative Assembly. He was a humble person who dedicated his time and service for his constituents and people of Nagaland,” read the messsage.
“We worked together both in the treasury and opposition bench. In both places, his zeal and dedication remained the same. His demise leaves a vacuum, which will be hard to fill. I convey my condolences to his family and pray that God will grant them strength to face this hour of grief. May he rest in peace,” it added.