Nagaland State Speaker Vikovo Yoshua has passed away due to ill health. Various leaders including Prime Minister Modi and the state governor have condoled his demise.

Viko Yoshu (age 69) is the state Speaker of Nagaland. He suffered from lung cancer. He died yesterday morning while receiving treatment at a hospital in Mumbai. Prime Minister Modi, State Governor RN Ravi and various leaders have condoled his death.

In a tweet posted by Prime Minister Modi, he said: He is a diligent leader. Who devoted his life to the advancement of Nagaland. My thoughts are with his family at this sad moment. May his soul rest. ‘

In his condolence message, the governor has said that he has lost a high and important head of state. In addition, the governor has announced that the state will mourn for three days (till January 1) in tribute to the demise of the Speaker. 

The body of the late governor is placed in his hometown, Kikwemma, for public homage. Funeral services to be held tomorrow at 11 am. 
Notably, one of the leading leaders of the NDA, Vikovo Yoshua, was elected Speaker of the State of Nagaland in March last year.