NES mourns Taba Neri’s demise

RICHI-JULLANG, Sep 5: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has deeply mourned the sudden demise of Taba Neri, who breathed his last at Apollo Hospital in Guwahati (Assam) on 4 September. He is survived by two wives, six sons and eight daughters.
In a condolence message, the NES described Neri as “soft-spoken, clean hearted, and a man of commitment and dedication,” adding that Neri was a renowned priest of the Abo Tani group in particular and the state as a whole.
Born on 5 May, 1940, in Dochi Pom-Doriya Putung, Itanagar, Neri was very active since his childhood and became the first gram and anchal samiti member of Mowb-Putu segment during the NEFA period, and immensely contributed to the growth and development of state capital Itanagar.
Neri was also a founder member of the NES, the Nyedar Namlo and the Nyishi Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society, and contributed to promotion and preservation of the indigenous art and culture. He was also an active, lifetime member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Arunachal Vikas Parishad.
Neri was a renowned orator of the Nyishi community and settled many complicated cases, including murder cases. Considering his oratorical abilities, the state government had appointed him as a GB in 1989, and as Head 1991. Later, he was appointed as GB coordinator by the state government in 1991, the NES said.
The NES prayed to the almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and for strength to the bereaved family in their hour of grief.