Shillong: An eminent personality of Socio Cultural Organiasation “Seng Khasi Seng Kmie”, Editor and Author, Sumar Sing Sawian passed away at his resident at Umroi Labansaro in Ri-Bhoi District at 10.00 PM yesterday. Rites and rituals will be performed at resident at Umroi Labanasaro at 1.30.PM tomorrow, the 9th April,2023. After that, his mortal remains will be brought to Shillong and be criminated at Jaiaw Cremation Ground in Shillong.
Sumar Sing Sawian left behind his son. He was the Chief of Bureau of Shillong PTI and first Khasi to hold the coveted post. He was the Editor of Khasi Newspaper “ Aphira”. He was an eminent personality of Seng Khasi Kmie He was instrumental for holding the annual pilgrimage to Lum Sohpet Bneng peak called “ Ka Kiew Pyneh Rngiew”.
Sumar Sing Sawian was the author of many valuable books relating indigenous faith and cultural of the Hynniewtrep Community of Meghalaya. He received numerous awards on journalism and for social service. He pioneer the traditional Archery through the tradition arrow competition organise by Apphira Archery Committee.
He was associated with All India Radio, Shillong and Doordarshan Kendra, Shillong. Shillong Press Club condoled the sad demise of Sumar Sing Sawain. His passing away has left a vacuum among the print and electronic media of Meghalaya