ITANAGAR, Dec 27 - Former Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister Khapriso Krong passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 70. He represented the Hayuliang constituency in the State Assembly during NEFA days. The former Minister was admitted to the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh on December 22 with multiple ailments that severely complicated his health condition.
Son of late Kaitabso Krong of Tahuliang village under Hayuliang Police Station in Anjaw district, he did his matriculation and higher secondary from Tezu Government Higher Secondary School before graduating from JN College, Pasighat in 1975. State Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have mourned the demise of the former Minister and conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. In a condolence message, the Governor said that in his death the State has lost a veteran statesman, who contributed amply towards the development of the State in various capacities.
�One of the most respected leaders of the Mishmi community, late Krong left his mark through his various initiatives particularly in the field of education. His strong will and commitment for the uplift of the underprivileged and the downtrodden had carved a loving niche in the hearts of the people,� the Governor said.
Taking to Twitter, Pema Khandu wrote: �Shocked and saddened to hear about the sad demise of former Minister of Arunachal Shri Khapriso Krong Ji. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the grieving family. I pray to Almighty for his noble soul to achieve the highest abode and strength to his family in this hour of grief.�
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal East constituency Tapir Gao also condoled the demise of Krong and prayed to the Almighty for his departed soul to rest in peace.