Arunachal Pradesh : Former Minister – Karma Wangchu Passes Away At 86

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The former minister of Arunachal Pradesh and a renowned philanthropist – Karma Wangchu, passed away on Thursday. He was 86.

A man of incredible & multi-faceted skills, Wangchu was the first person from Tawang district to be appointed as a Minister in Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, six sons and their children.

Born in Seru of Tawang District on 1936, Wangchu was considered as a pioneer in taking the Government policies and development schemes to the remotest corner and border areas of Tawang District.

Late Wangchu started his career in Assam Border Police during 1959-60, before serving the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) as a Junior Intelligence Officer-II during 1960-76.

As the Intelligence officer, he was posted along the McMohan line for intelligence gathering and reporting. He was on active duty during the 1962 aggression and tasked with gathering intelligence inputs attached to the Indian Army in areas like Bumla, Mago-Thingbu, and Zemithang region.

A devout follower of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, the philanthropist provided free education and residential facilities to more than 1256 children along the border villages of Mago, Thingbu, and Zemithang of Tawang District.

Taking to Twitter, the Arunachal CM – Pema Khandu condoled the demise of the visionary leader.

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