Dimapur, January 2 (NE): Smti Kevilhounyii-ii Rio, (92 years) W/o Late Shri Guolhoulie Rio also Mother of current chief minister Neiphiu Rio has passed away in the evening hours of January One at an ICU of a private hospital, Kohima – will have her funeral service at G Rio School, Kohima on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
According to an information recieved here, various programs have been fixed to be started by eleven A.M. in the school complex – where the CM among others would be delivering a speech representing his own family members. Various key dignitaries are expected to attend the services.
Later, after the funeral wreaths are taken – it will be marched for final rest at Botso in family cemetery.
Meanwhile, condolences from Nagaland ministers & others are pouring in about the sudden loss of Nagaland’s CM mother.
Nagaland Deputy CM Y Patton tweeted, Saddened at the news of passing away of Smti Kevilhounyii-ii Rio, wife of Late Shri Guolhoulie Rio and mother of our Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Neiphiu Rio. My heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the bereaved family. May the Almighty God give her soul eternal peace.
Temjen Imna Along, Minister for Higher Education and Tribal Affairs tweeted, deeply saddened to know about the death of Smti. Kevilhounyii-ii Rio, Mother of our Chief Minister, Shri. Neiphiu Rio. I pray for the peace and comfort of the bereaved family during this difficult period. May her soul rest in peace.