Nabam Tana – First teacher of Nyishi community passes away

GUMTO, Oct 9: The first teacher from the Nyishi community, Nabam Tana passed away here on Tuesday evening at his residence.
Born to late Nabam Talar and late Tana Yajo of Tigdo village, Tana was widely respected and loved by all.
He was one of the first teachers from the Nyishi community in the state, which was then known as NEFA. A visionary and a pioneer in the field of education, late Tana joined his service as teacher in the early part of 1950 and served till 1960. He served in primary schools at Joram and Hong villages at Ziro and in Daporijo of the then undivided Subansiri district. He resigned from his service in the year 1962 while serving in Tarasso under Balijan administrative circle of Papum Pare district.
Afterwards, Tana ventured into farming and business and was quite successful.
He, along with his peers also helped established the present Gumto village which now stands as an important village bordering Assam.
Tana is survived by his wife Nabam Yajir Ronya, four sons and four daughters. Family sources informed that the burial service of late Nabam Tana will be conducted on Thursday at the residence of his son Nabam Vijay in Gumto.