Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his deep sense of loss and ‘anguish’ at the death of Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu, who was battling cancer.
Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu died on Monday at a hospital in Mumbai, after battling lung cancer for several months, family members said.
He was 67 years of age at the time of demise.
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The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and was undergoing treatment in Mumbai since then.
He is survived by his wife and 10 children.
In a tweet, Modi said:
‘Anguished by the demise of the Speaker of Nagaland’s Assembly, Er. Vikho-o Yhoshu. He was a diligent leader who devoted his life towards the progress of Nagaland. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in these moments of sadness. May his soul rest in peace.”
Yhoshu, who was also a Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader, was hospitalized in Mumbai after being detected with cancer earlier this year.
A veteran politician, Yhoshu represented Naga People’s Front (NPF) before he made a switch to the NDPP in 2018.