K Filip Sumi, the president of Dimapur Press Club and a senior journalist of Nagaland, passed away on Friday. He was 38 and leaves behind his wife, a daughter and his parents.
He met with a road accident in October and suffered a head injury. He was in the ICU in a private hospital here since then and had undergone three brain surgeries.
Hundreds of people attended his funeral service at his private residence at Riverbelt colony here today.
Sumi began his journalistic career at Nagaland Post, a local English daily. He was presently attached with another local English daily, Morung Express.
The journalist fraternity of Nagaland expressed deep condolences at Sumi’s demise.
Expressing profound grief, the Dimapur Press Club (DPC) extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family and countless people whose lives he touched in one way or the other.
It said Sumi was a brilliant journalist who was ever curious, ever seeking, and insatiable.
“He was someone we looked up to, and with his presence, ideas, and sense of humour, he could brighten up any situation,” the DPC said in a condolence message.
He will always be remembered with respect, admiration, and love, it added.
In a condolence message, Dimapur commissioner of police Rothihu Tetseo said Sumi was a senior journalist of Nagaland and his contributions to Naga civil society are immeasurable.
“Surely his work has left an indelible mark in the field of journalism and the vacuum will always be felt,” Tetseo.