Senapati: Senapati district bade adieu to K Louno Andrew of Liyai village on arrival of his mortal remains from Guwahati Tuesday evening and funeral held on Wednesday.
Late K Louno Andrew was a well known social worker of the district who was very jolly by nature. “A courageous man, a man of action, a great leader, a fearless man of great vision who always think the unthinkable, loved his people, worked tirelessly for his community, stood and spoke for truth no matter what the world thinks,” people who knew him said. Condolence messages filled on all leading social media of the district as soon as he breathed his last at Apollo Hospital, Guwahati. The leader reportedly died of multi-organs failure after his illness could not be diagnosed for long. On hearing the sudden stroke (Heart attack) on Monday, team of Indian Red Cross Society, Senapati reportedly rushed to Guwahati to pay a visit to the ailing leader. However, K Louno Andrew reportedly breathed his last at around 4 am on Tuesday early morning.
K Louno Andrew was born on November 16, 1970. He passed his matric exam from Don Bosco, Mao, did his graduation (Pol. Science Honours) from Motila Nehru College, D.U., New Delhi and MBA from Bharatiya Shiksha Parishad, UP (Delhi). He was remarkable to institute a separate admission for North East students in Delhi University under his leadership, Chairman, Poumai Naga Tribe Demand Committee, Chairman, Manipur Tribes Demand Committee, Working Chairman, 6th Schedule Demand Committee, Manipur, Chairman, National Highway Demand Committee, State Highway (Tadubi-Ukhrul road) now named as NH-102A, Member, Telecom Advisory Committee, Govt of India, President, Senapati District Badminton Association (SDBA), Chairman, Poumai All India Radio Program Demand Committee, Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Senapati District Branch till his last breath and was remarkable of 2001 and 2011 census to re-install in 2014 in respect of Mao-Maram, Purul and Paomata Sub-Divisions, Senapati district.
When the mortal remains of the deceased leader approached Senapati bazaar, Karong Senapati Town Committee announced all shops in the market to close down in honour of the deceased leader. Condolence service was held at Indoor Stadium, Senapati organised by Poumai Naga Union and its Frontal organizations.
In his condolence message, Solomon Arow, President, NPO stated that peopleof the district are heavy, shocked and saddened by the sudden demise of Louno Andrew. While people of the district gathered in tears and filled with sorrow in remembrance of the gone leader by paying homage and bid farewell to the leader, the NPO President stated that the beloved leader parted in pain to meet again in heaven. His passing away is not only a lost to Liyai, Paomata or Poumai alone but called an irreparable lost to the district as well.
ADC Caretaker Chairman, A. Kapani in his condolence message called the leader as one of a noble heart and fine gentleman of the district and society where he dedicated his time, energy and all his resources for upliftment and welfare of the society. Calling as hard to fill the void created by his departure, the ADC Caretaker Chairman conveyed his sympathies and prayers to the bereaved families at this difficult hour on behalf of the ADC, Senapati.
Poumai Naga Hoho, Nagaland in their condolence message stated that they are saddened by untimely demise of the leader and pray to let God Almighty to comfort the bereaved family members at this time of grief.
SDSA in their condolence message regretted to have lost an extra ordinary activist and popular leader who has shown great skills of leadership and great determination for the people. While saluting the memory of an exceptional man whose dynamic personality always stood for the society, the SDSA called the leader to remember him as a leader who chose to live and sacrifice for the society.
Poumai Colony Youth Club, Imphal in their condolence called the leader a fatherly figure to the Poumai Naga community who contributed immensely for the welfare and development of the society. His demise is stated to be a great loss for the people of the hills and Senapati district in particular.
Other members who gave condolence messages include deputy commissioner Senapati Mahesh Chaudhari IAS, MLA Th. Shyamkumar, Poumai Naotumai Me ( women society), Poumai Naga union, Senapati district badminton association, Indian Red Cross society, Senapati district branch, Karong-Senapati town committee, friends, family and others.
Earlier, a brief condolence service was held at Imphal Airport attended by hundreds of family members, friends, Red cross society members, MLAs, former ministers, loved and dear ones. The mortal remains of the leader was later taken back to his native village in the later evening for his last rites the following day.