A veteran Nyishi leader, Tadar Taniang, who was shifted to GNRC, Guwahati following a stroke on August 23rd, passed away on September 8th.
A teacher turned politician, he contested his first election as a Congress candidate from Nyapin Constituency during the year 1980.
He was Zila Parishad member from Nyapin from 1980-84 and was the president of Lower Subansiri District Congress Committee from 1985-90. He was minister of PHED, agriculture, civil supplies and legal metrology from the year 1989-1999 and had contested the 2005 Parliamentary Elections from Arunachal West constituency.
His sudden demise has created a void in the political scenario of the state that would take time to be filled and his contribution towards the society would be remembered by all.