Arunachal Pradesh mourns the loss of former minister Chow Tewa Mein, who tragically passed away while being transported to Dibrugarh for medical treatment. Mein’s health had rapidly deteriorated, leading to his unfortunate demise.
Chow Tewa Mein, the second son of the late Chow Pok Gohain, was born on March 31, 1943, in the peaceful village of Chowkham. He was also Chowna Mein’s older brother, the Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
In 1972, Mein entered politics as a member of the Pradesh Council, which paved the way for his election to the interim legislative assembly in 1975.
Chow Tewa Mein represented the Namsai-Chowkham district in the Legislative Assembly. Mein served as a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) many times between 1978 and 2014, although his impact was not limited to that position. His tenure in several high government posts profoundly affected Arunachal Pradesh. During his time in office, he served as minister of horticulture, minister of public health and welfare, secretary of state for agriculture, rural development and the environment, and secretary of state for forests.
His funeral will likely be given the highest level of state respect.