Noted Hindi researcher Piyong Temjen Jamir passes away following a prolonged illness on Sunday.
He was 87 years of age.
Jamir was born in Longsa village under the Mokokchung district of Nagaland.
He becomes a pioneer of the Hindi language in Nagaland.
He also helped Naga folklores and literature reaching the rest of the country through Hindi.
He was serving as the principal of Rastra Bhasha Hindu Training Institute of Dimapur.
In 2018, he became conferred Padma Shri for his contributions.
He also attended the 9th World Hindi Conference at Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012.