He breathed his last in his native village and he remained as Gaon Burah till his death thereby making him one of the longest serving Gaon Burah of the state.
By Maksam Tayeng
One of the oldest Gaon Burah and social worker of Padi village under Basar Sub-Division in Lepa Rada district, Imar Basar passed away on Tuesday at the age of about 113 years.
As per reports, late Imar Basar was born in the year 1905-1906 who is also said to have known the killings of British Asst. Political Officer, Noel Williamson during 1911 as a small boy by then.
Late Basar was appointed as Gaon Burah during 1947 and was issued the Red Coat of Gaon Burah during 1953. As per records, late Basar was born at Padi village, but had migrated to Ngopi village, some 5 KM from present Sekirima village and then shifted to proper Sekirima village. But the Sekirima village was badly affected by the 1950 Earthquake due to which he finally moved back to his birth place, Padi village and breathed his last in his native village and he remained as Gaon Burah till his death thereby making him one of the longest serving Gaon Burah of the state.
Late Imar Basar was known, loved and respected by all section of people not only in the village, but also in the whole of Basar Sub-Division as he was a man of integrity, neutrality and dedication as GB and also as individual.
Late Basar is also remembered for his contribution toward social work, especially he was instrumental in doing away the slavery system. Late Basar’s service was also actively used by local administration under British Raj in collection and deposition of revenue (Khajana).
Late Basar is now survived by his wife Smti Yirik Basar, sons Modak Basar, Dr. Marbom Basar (DMO Lower Siang district), Marge Basar and daughters Smti Margam Basar, Mari Basar Ratan (AE RWD), Marpe Basar (Asst. Teacher) and equal numbers of daughter in-laws and numbers of grandsons and granddaughters including one each grand grandson and a grand granddaughter.
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