BORDUMSA: Abboo Kimsing -- one of the architects of 'Pangsau International Winter Festival' along with late Setong Sena -- breathed his last in his house at Nampong in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday afternoon. He was 58 years old. Late Kimsing has left behind his wife (from Assam), two sons and a daughter.
Hailing from the Tangsa community, he belonged to the illustrious family of late Fanglem Kimsing -- founder of Chamroo -- a Tangsa hamlet in Nampong. Abboo Kimsing was a generous and kind-hearted man. He was popularly known as a friend of the ailing, poor and also those in distress. He was at the forefront in carrying forward various socio -cultural, local polity and charitable activities. The Tangsa leader was a force behind the unity and integrity among the people in Changlang district.
He was born on July 2, 1962. His family shifted from their original village Jutin Judang and settled down at Nampong.
He passed the Class-X examination from the same school, and later enrolled in Shillong College. But due to unavoidable reasons he could not continue his education that academic session. In 1985, he took admission in the night shift in a college in Itanagar, where his talents flourished.
He was the State champion in badminton. He was one of the best goalkeepers and also the captain of Heligate football team. Later, he made significant contributions in the Sports sector. He was baptised in 1992.
''The sudden demise of my friend Aboo Kimsing shocked the people of Changlang,'' said Bordumsa MLA Somlung Mossang while attending the last rites conducted at the residential premises of the deceased. ''The loss is irreparable not only for the community but for the district as a whole. My friend was a man of action, endowed with skill, talents and zeal in multiple aspects of life.''
Earlier, hundreds of people from various parts of the district participated in the procession conducted across the township to pay respects to the leader. Prayers were offered for eternal peace of the departed soul. Tangsa leaders, officials, representatives of various organizations and the public paid floral tributes.