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Former Nagaland Assembly Speaker Chenlom Phom dies

Press Trust of India  |  Dimapur (Nagaland) 

Former Assembly M Chenlom died today at his residence here after a prolonged illness, family members said.

He was 86 and is survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter.

Chief Minister and current Vikho-o Yhoshu condoled the death of

In his message, Rio said the former was a who had served the people with commitment.

He said in his death the Nagas have lost a seasoned leader whose absence will be deeply felt by all.

was first elected as member of Assembly in 1977.

During his long political career, Chenlom contested nine times from Longleng constituency. He won five times and had served as cabinet minister,

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 22:35 IST