ITANAGAR, Dec 20 - Nabam Takey, father of former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, passed away at a hospital in Delhi on Saturday, after a prolonged illness. He was 75. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today condoled the demise of Takey. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister said, �The news came as a shock to me. Late Takey was an influential and respected person from Sagalee region.�
Late Takey was associated with grassroots politics and had served as a Gram Panchayat member for three consecutive terms. He also served as a gaon burah of Ompuli from 1978-1990. �In this moment of grief, me, my family and colleagues in the Government, and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with you and share the pain inflicted on you,� the CM said in his condolence message to his predecessor.
Taking to Twitter, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein wrote: �Deeply saddened to hear the news of passing away of Nabam Takey ji, father of former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki ji. My heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.�
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has also mourned Takey�s demise and stated that his contributions and distinguished service towards the society will always be remembered.
The last rites of late Takey will be performed at his native village Ompuli on Monday, APCC vice president Bosiram Siram informed.