AE dies on duty, condolences expressed

ITANAGAR, Jun 11: Tali PWD Division Assistant Engineer Nikja Tami passed away on 8 June, following a sudden illness, while on duty.
The AE was in Ziro to attend duty at the PWD sub-divisional office there when he was struck with a serious illness. He was rushed to the general hospital in Ziro (Hapoli), where the doctors referred him to Itanagar.
However, Tami breathed his last on the Hoj-Potin road, on the way to Itanagar.
Born on 3 June, 1969, Tami hailed from Taipa village in Koloriang circle of Kurung Kumey district. He completed his diploma in civil engineering from Dibrugarh Polytechnic College, Assam, in 1989, and joined as junior engineer in the public works department on 18 June, 1991.
He completed BTech in civil engineering in 2008, and was promoted as assistant engineer on 21 January, 2013.
He was also entrusted with the responsibility of construction of the Kumey bridge and the Tali road. He served as chairman of the Nyishi Elite Society’s (NES) Kurung Kumey district unit from 2010 to 2013, and was also the founding chairman of the Gumsing Massang Society.
Tami is survived by his wife and two children.
“Late Tami Nikja was a sincere officer and he was on government duty till his last breath,” and official release from the Tali PWD subdivision said.
The NES, the Arunachal Pradesh Engineering Service Association, and the Arunachal Pradesh Junior Engineer’s Welfare Association (APJEWA) have also expressed condolences on the sudden demise of Tami.
The organisations prayed that the bereaved family be given strength to withstand the irreparable loss, and to allow his departed soul to rest in peace.
“His untimely demise is a great loss to the Nyishi community in particular and state as whole, as it has created a huge vacuum in the society,” the NES said in a separate release.
Members of the APJEWA visited the family of the deceased at his Chimpu residence and paid homage and condolences to the departed soul.