Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday condoled the demise of Thotshang Shaiza, correspondent of ‘The Aja Daily’ and former president of Ukhrul District Working Journalists’ Association (UDWJA) and also a member of Manipur Hill Journalists’ Union (MHJU).
“I am deeply aggrieved to learn about the untimely demise of Thotshang Shaiza,” Biren said in his condolence message.
Born on March 17, 1969 at Viewland Bazaar (Ukhrul), Thotshang Shaiza was associated with voluntary responsibilities in many organisations during his short life.
He was the president of UDWJA for two consecutive terms (2015 to 2021). He was also serving as an advisor of the association before his demise.
Thotshang Shaiza was also the president of Tangkhul Leisak Long and Tangkhul Film Association and also a member of Ukhrul District Sports Association, besides being the Deacon of Phungyo Baptist Church.
“In his demise, we, and in particular the media fraternity, have lost a multi-faceted personality who had dedicated his life in the service of society. I offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved family and share their grief. May his soul rest in peace,” Biren said.
Thotshang also served as news correspondent for ISTV.
He passed away at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal on Saturday.