Itanagar, Aug 10: Rich tributes were paid to former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul here on Wednesday. The last rites of Pul is scheduled to be performed with full state honours at Hayuliang, the constituency he represented.
He was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his bedroom dead at the official residence of chief minister on Tuesday.
A three-day state mourning and holiday on Thursday have been declared by the state government.
He had served in various capacities in the Arunachal Pradesh cabinet including as the finance minister, power minister and tribal affairs minister.
Hailing from the remote Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, Kalikho Pul trekked a long way in his political career to become the eight chief minister of the state, a position he could hold for a short period of time.
Pul will be remembered as the most short-lived head of Arunachal Pradesh. He had taken over the reigns of the state on February 19 this year after two months of political crisis but last month the Supreme Court removed the government in power and ordered that Arunachal be restored to the charge of the Congress.