ITANAGAR, Oct 16: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has condoled the sad demise of former Minister Tsering Tashi who breathed his last yesterday night after prolonged illness.
In his condolence message Khandu wrote “the news of the sad demise of Late Tsering Tashi, former minister and a first generation leader came as a shocker to me. Late Tsering Tashi was a living legend and inspiration to many.
Born in Khirmu village in Tawang district, Late Tsering Tashi had attended the sainik school in Bhubaneshwar in Orissa, and graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat.
He came into active politics in 1978, and won the midterm polls in 1980. He was inducted into the government as one of the five cabinet ministers immediately after his first election victory.
In his first term in office, he held the portfolios of PWD and cooperative, among others. In his second term in office, he held the portfolios of the department of social-culture, finance, RWD, law and elections.
Late Tsering Tashi was instrumental in getting Tawang the district status in 1984, and in the formation of the Itanagar Buddhist Culture Society.
An ardent advocate of Unity in Diversity, he constantly upheld age-old good relations with all other communities.
At this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the Government and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with the bereaved family members and convey our deepest condolences.
I pray Lord Buddha to bestow you with strength to bear the irreparable loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace in heavenly abode.
My deepest Condolences” the message added further.