Arunachal: Captain (retd) Lobsang Monpa passes away

Late Monpa was the first Army man from Arunachal Pradesh to rise to the rank of Subedar Major and retired with the rank of Hon’y Capt, which is a very rare achievement.


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Honorary Captain (retd) Lobsang Monpa passed away at TRIHMS, Naharlagun on May 15. He breathed his last following a stroke at TRIHMS. He was 63. Captain Monpa’s mortal remains were laid to rest at his native Tenzingaon today.

Born on May 19, 1956, Monpa joined 5 Assam Regiment on May 20, 1974. After serving the regiment for about 28 illustrious years, he retired in April 2012.

Late Monpa was instrumental in forming the Ex-Servicemen Association of Arunachal Pradesh (ESMAAP), a registered society which gave a window to address the grievances of ESMs, widows and NOKs in the absence of full pledged Rajya Sainik Board and had served as president till 2015.

He also served in the office of the Registrar, Guwahati High Court Bench, Naharlagun from November 24, 2003, to November 24, 2014.

Late Monpa was the first Army man from Arunachal Pradesh to rise to the rank of Subedar Major and retired with the rank of Hon’y Capt, which is a very rare achievement.

On Thursday, the Ex-Servicemen of capital complex paid their last respect to the departed soul at his residence at D Sector, Naharlagun.

Offering condolences to the bereaved family, an EMSAAP team led by president Wg Cdr (retd) Kago Gyati prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

“All the ESMs of Arunachal Pradesh shall remain indebted to him for working tirelessly towards the establishment of ad-hoc Rajya Sainik Board in Arunachal Pradesh and for the creation of ESMAAP, said ESMAAP vice president Lt Col (retd) Bruce Jilee.

Late Monpa is survived by his wife, a son, who’s also a retired veteran having served 5 Assam regiment for 22 years, and a daughter.

2 thoughts on “Arunachal: Captain (retd) Lobsang Monpa passes away

  • May 19, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    Salute to this great son of India.Not only he but his son also devoted his life to protect the country.May his soul rest in peace and may the god give strength to his family and dear ones to bear this huge loss.

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  • May 20, 2019 at 12:23 am
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    A true patriot and a valiant soldier! May his soul rest in peace! 👋🙏

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