Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio condoled the death of Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh Nilay Dutta, who passed away on Sunday morning.

Dutta died of a massive heart attack in Karnataka’s Coorg on Sunday.

Extending condolences to the bereaved family, Rio, in a condolence message Dutta’s wife, said he was saddened by Dutta’s sudden demise.

He said Dutta was not only a successful senior advocate with an impeccable track record but was also a forerunner in sports administration.

He was the former president of the Assam Cricket Association and also an international cricket umpire, he stated.

Describing Dutta as indeed a sincere, consistent and detail-oriented person, Rio said his demise is a great loss for the State of Assam in particular and the entire region of Northeast in general.

The vacuum left by him will be difficult to fill, he added.

Rio prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and to grant the bereaved family comfort and courage to bear the irreparable loss.

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