|Gamlin laid to rest with State honours|
ITANAGAR, Dec 3 – The mortal remains of 53-year-old Jarbom Gamlin were today laid to rest at his native place, Aalo, in West Siang district with full State honours amid tearful adieu from thousands of mourners. His last rites were performed in accordance with the traditions of Galo tribe to which the former Chief Minister belonged.
Thousands of grief-stricken people from different strata of the society gathered at late Gamlin’s Yeggo (Aalo) residence to have a glimpse and pay their last respects to their beloved leader. Among the prominent leaders who witnessed the last journey of the former Chief Minister included Arunachal Health Minister Kalikho Pul, PWD Minister Gojen Gadi, State Congress president Padi Richo, Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga, and others.
Senior AICC leader and former Union Minister V Narayanasamy and Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek were also present.
Recalling the life and political career of his deceased younger brother Jarbom, Jarkar Gamlin, former Minister and now, MLA from Aalo East, hailed him as a born leader who worked for the poor and the downtrodden. A Law graduate from Delhi University, Gamlin, beginning his profession as a lawyer at Dibrugarh in Assam, rendered legal services to the poor clients free of cost. He started his political career as MP (1999-2004) and thereafter, handled the mantle of State politics as Power and Home Minister and rose to the highest post of Chief Minister in 2011.
He had won the 2014 Assembly election from Liromoba seat for third consecutive time but remained sick for few months and was battling for life at Delhi and died on November 30 at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.
Wrapped in tri-colour, the coffin carrying Gamlin’s mortal remains was flown to Aalo from Naharlagun yesterday after an hour’s halt at the Naharlagun helipad enabling the people of the State capital to pay their last respects to the late leader. His body was brought from New Delhi via Guwahati yesterday itself.