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Former JHADC MDC Philemon Lyngdoh no more


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, April 22: Former JHADC MDC, Philemon Lyngdoh, passed away on Sunday evening due to complications related to diabetes and high blood pressure. He was 63 and a resident of Chutwakhu, Jowai, West Jaintia Hills.
Lyngdoh had a history of health issues, including a mild heart attack in 2008, for which he underwent medical procedures.
A funeral service to honour him will be held at the cemetery of Presbyterian Church, Jowai, at 1:30 pm on Tuesday. Lyngdoh’s political journey began in 1987 when he was elected as the Ward Commissioner of Chutwakhu. He served as Chairman of the Jowai Town Committee from December 1987 until 1993, marking the beginning of his political career.
Lyngdoh’s political affiliations varied throughout his career, starting as an Independent, then joining Congress and UDP before returning to Independent status and eventually joining NPP.
He actively participated in various elections, including the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, supporting Shillong MP Vincent Pala. Apart from politics, Lyngdoh was associated with several social and political organizations, including the Jaiñtia Tourism Environment Society (JTES) and Sein Iarap Hospital.
Born on June 29, 1960, Lyngdoh spent his early years under the care of his uncle L Restdrickson Lyngdoh and his aunt L Simories Shullai.
He began his academic journey in 1964 at Presbyterian LP School. In 1967, he transitioned to St. Mary’s Mazzerello English School in Jowai, where he completed Nursery to Class V by the year 1973.
He dedicated himself to family and community service until his passing.


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