“I am extremely saddened to hear the news of the sudden demise of Shri Thangjam Debendra, of Haokha, Advisor of Wangkhem BCC, today. I was deeply shocked to hear the unexpected news from MLA Shri Meghachandra Keisham of Wangkhem AC” – N.Bupenda Meitei, Spokesperson,MPCC

Ningombam Bupenda Meitei, Spokesperson,MPCC expressed deep sorrow on the demised of Shri Thangjam Debendra. In his Facebook post, he wrotes as

“I am extremely saddened to hear the news of the demise of Oja Thangjam Debendra, of Haokha, a former school teacher and advisor of Wangkhem Block Congress Committee, on a sudden stroke today. I was deeply shocked to hear the unexpected news from MLA Shri Meghachandra Keisham of Wangkhem Assembly Constituency of Thoubal District of Manipur.

Oja Deben was a good debator and college students’ leader, and he was the contemporary, during college days, of Moirang MLA Shri Sharat Chandra Pukhrem. He shared with me the incidents and journey of his days as students’ leaders with MLA P. Sharatchandra in their colleges’ trip to Jammu & Kashmir from Manipur.

It is a personal loss of mine. A very pro-active Congress ideologue who is also an exemplary orator with facts and figures, Oja Deben, in my last conversation with him at the official residence of the MLA, told me to read ‘Indira’ by Katherine Frank.

I have no words left to express this kind of sadness. Some weeks ago, he, despite heavy rain, visited my ancestral residence to discuss with me on crucial issues. Today, despite being a man in good health, he, all of a sudden, has left all of us.

What is more shocking is that tomorrow is the day of remembering the former President of Wangkhem Block Congress Committee Md. Mubarak Ali ji at his residence, where I was expecting Oja Deben to be present. Unfortunately and very sadly, I will miss both Oja Deben and Md. Mubarak Ali ji so dearly.”

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