DIMAPUR: Noted Hindi scholar and litterateur from Nagaland Padma Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir passed away in Dimapur after a prolonged illness.
Jamir was the principal of Rashtra Bhasha Hindi Training Institute Dimapur and made immense contributions in popularizing Hindi in Nagaland.
He also helped Naga folklores and literature reach the rest of the country through Hindi.
He was conferred Padma Shri in 2018 and many other awards for his contributions in the field of literature and education.
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi and Deputy Chief Minister condoled Jamir’s death.
In a condolence message to Pangertula Longkumer, wife of Padma Shri Jamir, Ravi saidthatJamir will go down in history for his contributions in the field of literature and a humanist intellectual who believed in the universal brotherhood of mankind.
With his demise the country has lost a noted litterateur and a great thinker, Ravi said.
Conveying heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Patton tweeted “In him, we've lost today a devoted social worker, noted Hindi scholar and littérateur. His contributions to the language and his tireless efforts to better society will always be remembered!”
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