Imphal, July 13:
The 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation, Manipur in a condolence meeting held today expressed its grief on the sad demise of Yangmaso A Shishak, popularly known as Awo Y Shishak, a Second World War veteran, resident of Shangshak in Ukhrul district, Manipur. The Second World War veteran breathed his last on Wednesday night, 5th July 2023 after a prolonged illness. Members of the Foundation condoling the death of the Second World War veteran, express their deep sorrow and solidarity with the members of the bereaved family in this hour of grief. Many members of the Foundation spoke in the condolence meeting and showed their love and affection towards the deceased and threw light upon different stages of his life and highlighted his role as a Second World War veteran for the last many years.
The deceased besides being a good person, was a noble human being, polite, humble, and has always remained social and helpful to all and especially to the foundation extending all his possible help in research and other extension activities. His valuable guidance and links to history will always be remembered. He was born on January 11, 1931, and died at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife, son, and four daughters. He was among the few living witnesses of WWII from the Tangkhul community. Shishak, then a student, witnessed the Battle of Shangshak in 1944 in Ukhrul.
His demise has left a big gap in our society, especially among the Second World War veteran society, which will never be able to fill for the rest. Members of the Foundation pray to the Almighty God for the departed soul to grant solace and peace to rest in the garden of the heavenly abode and give enough strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. The members also observed a two-minute silence in mark of respect to the departed soul.