ITANAGAR, April 26 - Former Arunachal Pradesh MLA Nido Techi breathed his last at his hometown Tamen in Kamle district on Saturday. He was 75.
Techi was the first legislator to represent the Raga Assembly constituency. He is survived by three daughters and five sons.
Born on February 2, 1945 in Lalin (Nido) village, he served as a government servant for nine years before starting his political career as a Member of Pradesh Council in 1972. Late Techi went on to become the first MLA from Raga in 1978. He held key posts in the government under the first Chief Minister PK Thungon, including Chairman of the Estimate Committee.
Late Techi was known for his simplicity. Apart from being very active in social service, he is revered by the people for his dedication to uplift the downtrodden sections of the society.
His eldest son Nido Pavitra was also elected twice from Raga in 2004 and 2009.
Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have condoled his sudden demise.
The Governor said that in his death, the State has lost a true pioneer of democratic progress in Arunachal Pradesh. �I join the people of Arunachal Pradesh to pray to the Almighty God for grant of eternal peace for the departed soul and fortitude for the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss,� the Governor said in his condolence message.
�In his demise, our State has lost a first generation leader who led from the front. His work for the downtrodden and needy will always be remembered,� Khandu said.
May his soul rest in peace in heavenly abode, the Chief Minister added.