Noted Hindi scholar and litterateur from Nagaland Padma Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir passed away at Dimapur on Sunday after prolonged illness.

Padma Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir was the principal of Rashtra Bhasha Hindi Training Institute Dimapur and made immense contributions to popularise Hindi in Nagaland.

He also helped Naga folklores and literature reach the rest of the country through Hindi.

Piyong Temjen Jamir was conferred Padma Shri in 2018 and many other awards for his contributions in the field of literature and education.

Nagaland Governor RN Ravi and deputy chief minister Y Patton have condoled Jamir’s death.

In a condolence message to Padma Shri Jamir’s wife Pangertula Longkumer, Governor Ravi said Jamir will go down in history for his contributions in the field of literature and a humanist intellectual, who believed in universal brotherhood of mankind.

In his demise, the country has lost a noted litterateur and a great thinker, Ravi said.

Conveying heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Nagaland deputy chief Minister Patton tweeted: “My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of #PadmaShree Piyong Temjen Jamir. In him, we’ve lost today a devoted social worker, noted Hindi scholar and littérateur. His contributions to the language and his tireless efforts to better society will always be remembered!”

Bhadra Gogoi

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