Former Indian diplomat, famend author and music composer Lalthlamuong alias L. Keivom handed away after a chronic sickness at a hospital in Delhi on Sunday. He was 82.
Household sources stated the previous diplomat had been affected by sophisticated illnesses since June.
Later, he was identified with most cancers and had been bed-ridden since then. He breathed his final at Max Tremendous Speciality Hospital in Delhi round 5:46 am on Sunday, the sources stated. He’s survived by 4 kids, who reside overseas.
Keivom, who was nicknamed as “Zoram Khawvel Pa” after his masterpiece “Zoram Khawvel” (a voluminous e-book) and for his excellent contribution in the direction of integration of “Zo hnathlak” (Descendents of Chin-Kuki-Mizo-Zomi group), was born at Pherzawl, a distant village in Manipur’s Churachandpur district (now Pherzawl district) in 1939.
He belonged to the Hmar tribe, one of many main tribes of Chin-Kuki-Mizo-Zomi group.
He graduated from D.M School, Imphal (1963) and obtained a Grasp’s diploma (Historical past) from Gauhati College (1966).
He joined Indian Income Service (Customs & Excise) in 1967.
Later, he joined the Indian International Service (IFS) in 1970 and had posted in a minimum of six overseas nations, together with Italy and New Zealand, throughout his 32 years stint as an Indian diplomat.
He retired from his job in 2002.
Keivom didn’t sit idle after his retirement as his ardour and thirst for literature and music, which he believed was probably the most necessary contributing components in the direction of the unification of “Zo kindred tribes”, let him travelled totally different locations of the Zo tribes and carved a distinct segment amongst well-known Mizo or Zo litterateurs.
Throughout his 82 years lengthy sojourn, Keivom had written and revealed a minimum of 22 books in Hmar, Mizo and English and composed over 150 songs, together with Hmar patriotic songs.
His e-book “Zoram Khawvel” (8 volumes) received the celebrated E-book of the 12 months by Mizo Academy of Letters in 1991. Apart from, he had received many awards for his literary works and contributions in the direction of Zo unification.
His e-book “Zoram Khawvel-4” is typically in contrast with Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ for its insightful and authoritative discourse on Zo nationalism and unification. He additionally translated Holy Bible and Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel prize-winning work Gitanjali (each within the Hmar language).
In 2009, he launched ‘Zoramkhawvel.com,’ the primary professionally designed Mizo e-book of his works to allow Zo kindred tribes residing in numerous elements of the world to entry his writing on-line.
Keivom was a scholar chief throughout his school days and had designed the symbol (emblem) of the Hmar College students’ Affiliation (HSA), one of many oldest scholar organisations amongst Zo kindred tribes established in 1939.
In the meantime, sevaral Zo organisations, together with Mizoram’s apex scholar physique Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Hmar Literature Society (HLS) and HSA, expressed sorrow over the demise of Keivom and conveyed condolences to the bereaved household. The HSA has introduced seven-day mourning on the demise of its former chief commencing from Monday.
The coed physique in a launch on Sunday stated that the organisation flag shall be flown at half mast at its basic headquarters campus in Churachandpur from November 29 to December 5 as a mark of respect and tribute to the dignitary.
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