KANGPOKPI, July 19: Haokholun Chongloi, the lone elected Independent candidate of ADC Sadar Hills Members who had recently joined the Congress party expired due to cardiac arrest at SKY Hospital yesterday afternoon.
He was 65 and is survived by his wife Deilhing Kadunliu Rongmei Chongloi, whom he got married in 1977 and two children Richard Haominthang Chongloi and Grace Lhaineikim Chongloi.
Haokholun Chongloi was elected as an Independent candidate from 8-Wakotphai District Council Constituency under Kangpokpi AC in the recently held 5th ADC Election, 2015.
Later, he joined the Congress party before taking oath on July 13 at the Conference Hall, Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council, Kangpokpi.
He was admitted at SKY Hospital a day after he took oath due to cardiac arrest and expired yesterday afternoon at around 3:30 pm.
Known for his exceptional leadership in the society, Haokholun Chongloi, who is the second son of (L) Vumkhohao Chongloi was born in 1949 at Leilon (Leimakhong) in Sadar Hills.
He passed MA (History) in 1981 at Guwahati University after joining the Medical Department as Male Nurse and took voluntary pension in 2009.
Late Haokholun Chongloi was also the pioneered in the establishment of Kangpokpi Christian Church which had been subsequently established in the year 1986 and became the founding secretary of the Church.
Said to be the biggest Church in Manipur, Kangpokpi Christian Church has been constructed with his commendable initiative as the Church Building Secretary apart from serving as the Church Secretary for more than 15 years.
He was also the president of Chonghang Youth from 1968 to 1988 and served as the general secretary of Chonghang Union from 1988 till breathed his last.
He was also elected as Chairman of Kangpokpi Ward No.7 for two consecutive terms and also served as Secretary, Kangpokpi Town Committee in 2011-2015 before he contested the 5th ADC Election, 2015.
Local MLA Nemcha Kipgen expressed her heartfelt condolence on the sudden and untimely demise of Haokholun Chongloi yesterday evening at the deceased residence at Kangpokpi while consoling the bereaved family members and relatives.
Members of Sadar Hills, Senapati and Tamenglong ADC also attended the last rite of Late Haokholun Chongloi today at his Kangpokpi residence apart from various CSOs including Kuki Inpi Manipur, KISH, KSO Sadar Hills, KWU Sadar Hills, KTC, KWWO, KYU, Church leaders, relatives and well wishers across the state.
Sadar Hills ADC member Haokholal Hangshing, Senapati ADC member M.L. Markson and Tamenglong ADC member Hatting Doungel shared the pain and grievance of the bereaved family while consoling them too.
Kuki Inpi Manipur and other CSOs leaders also conveyed their deepest condolence in the ceremony.