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Arunachal Health Minister dies

September 05, 2017: Health and Family Welfare Minister of , Jombe Kena died last night at a private hospital in Guwahati after prolonged illness.

The Hindu Business Line reports: Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena died at a private hospital in Guwahati after prolonged illness, family sources said today.

52 year-old Kena, a resident of Gensi village in Lower Siang district was undergoing treatment at Guwahati for the past one month. He died last night, the sources said.

Kena, who represented Likabali constituency, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2004. He was re-elected to the House from the same constituency in 2009 and 2014.

Kena was elected as Deputy Speaker during Government and served as Parliamentary Secretary under the Dorjee and Jarbom ministries.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters and two sons.

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