When the House met on the opening day of the winter session, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the passing away of 69-year old Zhimomi.

He was admitted at the AIIMS for the past few days and died this morning after suffering a stroke. An active social worker who strived for upliftment of weaker and backward sections of society, Zhimomi represented the state of Nagaland in the Upper House for two terms - from July 2008 to April 2010 and from April 2010 till date.

"In passing away of Shri Khekiho Zhimomi, the country has lost a distinguished Parliamentarian, an able administrator and a dedicated social worker," Ansari said.

The House stood in silence as mark of respect in the memory of Zhimomi and three other former members - Ram Kapse, Rudra Pratap Singh and N Rajendran.

Ansari said as a mark of respect to the passing away of a sitting member, the House stands adjourned for the day.

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Rajya Sabha adjourns after death of sitting MP

 

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was today adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to sitting member Khekiho Zhimomi of Nagaland People's Front, who died here this morning.

 

When the House met on the opening day of the winter session, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the passing away of 69-year old Zhimomi.

 

He was admitted at the AIIMS for the past few days and died this morning after suffering a stroke. An active social worker who strived for upliftment of weaker and backward sections of society, Zhimomi represented the state of Nagaland in the Upper House for two terms - from

July 2008 to April 2010 and from April 2010 till date.

 

"In passing away of Shri Khekiho Zhimomi, the country has lost a distinguished Parliamentarian, an able administrator and a dedicated social worker," Ansari said.

 

The House stood in silence as mark of respect in the memory of Zhimomi and three other former members - Ram Kapse, Rudra Pratap Singh and N Rajendran.

 

Ansari said as a mark of respect to the passing away of a sitting member, the House stands adjourned for the day.