Former Governor of Odisha and five-time chief minister of Nagaland, SC Jamir along with his wife, Imkonglemla Jamir, on Sunday landed at Dimapur Airport.
According to a Nagaland Post report, Jamir completed his tenure as governor of Odisha on March 20. Jamir and his wife were received by members of Ongpangkong Senso Telongjem Dimapur (OSTD) and Chumukedima Ao Union at the airport.
Jamir, considered a legendary statesman, had taken over as Odisha Governor on March 9, 2013 and retired on March 20, 2018.
He had also served as Governor of Goa (17 July 17, 2004 – July 21, 2008), was given additional charge of Gujarat (July 24, 2009 –November 26, 2009) and served as Governor of Maharashtra (July 19, 2008 –January 21, 2010).
Jamir, the first Lok Sabha member from Nagaland, was also appointed as parliamentary secretary by the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
He also served as Union Deputy Minister of Railways, Labour & Rehabilitation and also Union Deputy Minister of Community Development & Cooperation, Food and Agriculture.
He was first voted to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in the year 1971 and served as chief minister of Nagaland five times – April 18, 1980 to June 5, 1980; November 18, 1982 to November 28, 1986; January 25, 1989 to May 10, 1990 and then two consecutive terms, February 22, 1993 to March 6, 2003.
For his first two terms he was a member of the Progressive United Democratic Front, but by 1989 his party merged with the Indian National Congress.
Jamir was also elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Nagaland for the term 1987-1992, but he resigned in the year 1989.