Former IMC councillor Tarh Kunia dies

ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress condoled the untimely demise of Tarh Kunia, 45, former Councillor of Ward No. 28, Itanagar Municipal Council, who breathed his last on Friday morning.
Born on 11th February, 1974 to late Tame Takio & Tame Yakia at Hiya village under Nyapin circle, late Kunia was a prominent social figure in Naharlagun who had always been in the forefront in the service of the helpless, downtrodden, marginalized and needy people.
While mourning his demise, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) said as an AAPSU activist, he had sustained bullet injuries when the CRPF personnel allegedly fired during the AAPSU-led anti-refugee movement at Nyapin in 1984. Since then, he served the society in various capacities until his demise, said AAPSU while conveying its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.
Capital district unit BJP president Tarh Soping while condoling the death of its former vice president and former BJP councilor said he left an indelible mark in the State BJP. He was also the former president of BJP’s Itanagar Mandal unit. His death is an irreparable loss to the state and has created a vacuum which will be hard to be filled, Soping said.
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee also extended heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACC&I) while condoling the sad demise of its member Tarh Kunia, said that his premature death is a great loss to the business community in particular and state as a whole.