Health services assistant director passes away

PAPU NALLAH, Feb 12: Health services assistant director Tatung Tayang Taniu passed away on 11 February at Niba Hospital here after prolonged illness.
Taniu was 41, and is survived by two wives, six daughters and four sons. He had earlier undergone treatment at the BBR Cancer Institute in Guwahati, Assam.
Born in Gimba village in Tali administrative circle of the then Lower Subansiri district, Taniu graduated from Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, in 2003. He had joined the health & family welfare department as a domicile health visitor in 1999.
He was promoted to the post of district malaria officer in 2010 and served in Upper Subansiri and Papum Pare districts, before being promoted to the post of assistant director of health services in 2015.
Several organizations have mourned the late officer’s demise.
The Nyishi Elite Society (NES), whose Kra Daadi district unit vice chairman Taniu was, deeply mourned his untimely demise, and expressed condolences to the bereaved family.
In a condolence message, the NES recalled Taniu as a “good social arbitrator in settling local disputes with a clean heart.”
“His contribution in successful ‘Tali Mission’ of the NES from 3 to 6 December, 2016, shall be fondly remembered, wherein, under the initiative of the NES, the political figures of Tali assembly constituency pledged not to lodge any complaint or politicize developmental projects like road and bridges in presence of thousands of general public at the Tali general ground on 5 December, 2016,” the NES said.
It prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul, and for strength and solace to the bereaved family.
The Arunachal Artistes Forum (AAF), which Taniu served as advisor, recalled him as a sincere and hardworking person, and termed his demise a great loss to the Nyishi community and the state.
The Taniu Khu Welfare Society and the All Tali Area Students’ Union also extended condolences to bereaved family and prayed to the almighty to bestow them with strength to withstand the irreparable loss.