Amu Kamei, former Zeliangrong Union (Assam-Manipur-Nagaland) president, who also served as Rongmei Naga People Organisation (RNPO) president, passed away on Tuesday morning at Shija Hospitals, Imphal after a prolonged illness, sources said.
The sources said the condolence service will be held today (Tuesday) at 12 noon at his resident in Namdunlong, Imphal East. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at Longmai in Noney district.
Several mourned the loss of the Zeliangrong leader and took to social media to express deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.
"Shocking and very sad. An irreparable loss for our people. We have lost a dedicated and vionary leader. Deepest condolences to the bereaved family," wrote former Manipur MP (Outer) Mani Charenamei.
Deputy commissioner of Amu Kamei's home district Noney, Joseph Pauline also expressed shock and condoled the death of the leader. "Very shocking and untimely. He was a tall leader representing the community. Deepest condolences."
BJP Tamenglong district president M Daniel also extended condolences: “I was in complete shock to hear the news of such irreparable loss for the Zeliangrong people, Nagas and people of Manipur”.
The late leader was greatly respected with immense admiration due to his ability to speak out and demonstrate boldly in all matters that saved many perilous situations and lives, Daniel said.
He said late Amu Kamei was native of Longmai (Noney) district, Manipur and contested the Manipur Assembly elections on Janata Dal tickets in 1990-1995 from 2 A/Cs Saitu and 54-Nungba Legislative assembly constituencies.