IMPHAL, December 11: The Editors Guild Manipur condoled the untimely demise of Ngathingkhui Hungyo founder editor of Tangkhul and English bilingual Daily “The Aza.”
A statement of the EGM said the Guild shares the grief and sorrow of his wife Valley Rose, editor of Aza who is a close associate of the EGM and her family.
In loosing Ngathingkhui Hungyo, Manipur has lost a true son of the Tangkhul community as well as that of Manipur, it said.
Hungyo by publishing a bilingual like Aza has given the people of Ukhrul and Manipur a yeoman’s service and people across the community will miss him, it said.
Meanwhile, the Naga Women’s Union (NWU) has also deeply condoned the early demise of Ngathingkhui Hungyo.
It said Hungyo is the husband of Valley Rose Horam Hungyo, editor of the AJA Daily and the former president of NWU.
The Naga Women owe much to him for his support, service and advice to the growth of the NWU, it said adding that he was one of the leaders who stood by us.
It is our sincere prayer that God will graciously continue strengthening the hands of his wife and children who are left behind, it said.
Manipur Hill Journalists Union (MHJU) also mourned the sad demise of Ngathingkhui Hungyo who passed away on December 10 due to cardiac arrest.
A statement of MHJU recalled the Aja Daily, a Tangkhul –English bilingual daily published from Imphal was founded by the husband and wife duo of Ng. Hungyo and his wife Valley Rose Hungyo, the present editor of the daily, in 1993.
Throughout his life Hungyo struggled to provide voice to the unheard among the tribal communities of Manipur and for the improvement of modern mass media in the hills of the State, the statement said.
A man of solidarity Ng.Hungyo, who hailed from Sorde village of Ukhrul district, was an inspiration to many journalists for his far sighted guidance on communal harmony in Manipur, it stated, adding that his sudden demise will create void of guidance amongst the State journalists.
The MHJU also shares grief of the bereaved family members of the deceased.