Last rites of ex-min Changkom Hondik performed with full state honours

DEOMALI, 19 Jun: The last rites of former minister Changkom Hondik were performed with full state honours here in Tirap district on Sunday.

Hondik breathed his last at a private hospital in Assam’s Dibrugarh district on 17 June after a prolonged illness, at the age of 62 years.

The national flag was flown at half-mast on Sunday as a mark of respect to late Hondik.

The ramwa (oldest priest) performed the last rites. Sixteen gun salutes were given during the last rites.

Prayers were also offered by different denominations for late Hondik.

Earlier, hundreds of people, including PHE&WS Minister Wangki Lowang, Borduria-Bogapani MLA Wanglin Lowangdong, Deomali ADC Duyu Ribya, SDO Akan Regon, former MP Wangpha Lowang, acting chief of Namsang Phowang Lowangcha, public leaders, chiefs, and GBs paid homage to the mortal remains of late Hondik at his residence. (DIPRO)