Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Former minister and veteran politician Zakhu Hlychho passed away at Aizawl Civil Hospital due to stroke on Wednesday. He was 75.
Hlychho was a pioneer leader and politician among Mara tribes of Mizoram. He was admitted to the Aizawl Civil Hospital’s ICU on Tuesday morning. His body was taken to his residence at Chaltlang before being sent to his home town Siaha for last funeral .
Born in 1943 at Chhim Maubawk village, Hlychho graduated in Shillong. He entered politics in 1972 and became the last chief executive member of the erstwhile Pawi Lakher regional council and later became the first CEM of Mara autonomous district council (MADC).
He was elected to the state legislative assembly from Saiha constituency on Mizo National Front ticket in 1993. Later on he switched to Congress party after he got elected and was made a Cabinet minister in the Lal Thanhawla ministry.
He was re-elected on Congress ticket from the same constituency in 1998 assembly elections. When the Congress party was not in power from 1998 to 2008, he joined MNF and was made senior adviser, the post which he held till his death.
Meanwhile, MNF condoled the untimely death of Hlychho and said that it was a great lost for the people of Mizoram.