KOHIMA, April 9 - Having survived the bloody World War-II as a soldier of 1st Assam Regiment, Sovehu Nienu on Thursday celebrated his 100th birthday in Phek village at Phek district of Nagaland.
On the occasion, Lt Col B Singh, 2nd in Command of 46 Assam Rifles released the biography of World War-II veteran Nienu in presence of former Minister and MLA Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu.
A brief history of Sovehu was shared by Chovose Nienu, his eldest son. He said that his father joined the Assam Regiment in 1941 and retired in 1948 as Havildar.
He fought in the WW-II and was honoured with six gallantry awards in recognition of his service and bravery.
Messages of Nagaland Governor PB Acharya and Chief Minister TR Zeliang were read out at the celebration. � PTI