Sanchaman Limboo cremated with full state honours

Gyalshing, 10 Nov (IPR): Former Chief Minister of Sikkim, Sanchaman Limboo was cremated with full state honours of three-gun salute on the banks of Kalej Khola in West Sikkim today.

Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) paid final tribute by laying a wreath and offering prayers to the former Chief Minister at Hee Gaon, earlier this morning.

Also the Dy Speaker Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Ministers, MLAs, Member of Parliament/ Lok Sabha, Political Secretary to CM, Advisors & Chairpersons, Retired Army Personnel, Officials and prominent dignitaries attended the final rites to pay tribute to the departed leader.

The funeral procession proceeded towards the College Khola crematorium from Hee Gaon at 10:30 am. The Chief Minister and all the dignitaries joined the final procession with hundreds of well-wishers and villagers.

Late Limboo passed away on 08 Nov at the age of 73, after a prolonged illness.

He was one of the prominent political leaders who served the state as the fourth Chief Minister for six months from 17 June 1994 to 12 December 1994. He also served the state as minister for Health & Social Welfare Departments from 1985 to 1989.

During his tenure as a politician, Late Limboo was conferred with the Tamra Patra Award in the year 1984, Sikkim Samman Award (2004), Golden Award by the Citizen Forum of Nepal (2006) and Sikkim Sewa Ratna Award (2012) for his tremendous contribution in various aspects of the State's development.

Today was declared a holiday, where all the Government Offices, Educational Institutions and Public Undertakings remains closed throughout the State of Sikkim as a mark of respect to the departed leader.