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Isak Chisi Swu no more

Battling kidney ailment, 85-year old NSCN(IM) chairman passes away in Delhi hospital

NEW DELHI, June 28: Isak Chisi Swu, Chairman of the tiol Socialist Council of galim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), died at a hospital here on Tuesday, after months of battling a kidney ailment.

According to hospital authorities, Swu, 85, died at 12.40 p.m at the Fortis hospital.

He was admitted to the Vasant Kunj-based Fortis on July 5, 2015, where he underwent a series of surgeries including for uriry tract infection.

Speaking to IANS, his son Pasheto said: “Yes, Sadly it is true that dad (Isak Chisi Swu) passed away today. His body will be flown back to his ancestral village in galand soon.”

Isak Chisi Swu was co-founder of NSCN-IM along with T. Muivah.

Due to his illness, Swu could not attend the inking of the historic ga Peace Accord on August 3, 2015 with the Government of India at the official residence of Prime Minister rendra Modi.

Swu, formerly member of ga tiol Council (NNC) and later the tiol Socialist Council of galim (NSCN), was born in 1929 in Chishilimi ga village in the Zunheboto district of galand.

His death comes at a time when the NSCN (IM) and the Indian government are still negotiating for the fil conclusion of the ga Peace Accord. (IANS)

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