Shillong: On Wednesday, authorities announced that Lt Gen K C Panchanathan, the general officer commanding of the 101 Area here, had passed away after a heart attack. At 57, Panchanathan.
Lt Gen Pachanathan passed away at about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Army sources. He was taken to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences.
Conrad K. Sangma, the chief minister, expressed sympathy for the defence officer’s passing.
The highly upbeat and enthusiastic Lt Gen K C Panchanathan, GOC 101 Area, departed last night for his heavenly abode. I’m incredibly heartbroken by his premature death. He frequently came to see me and offered advice on how @easterncomd could better connect with the people of the Northeast,” he tweeted.
The very jovial & energetic Lt. Gen. K C Panchanathan, GOC 101 Area left for his heavenly abode last night. Deeply saddened by his untimely demise. He would often visit me with suggestions on how @easterncomd can strengthen their relationship with the people of the NE@adgpi pic.twitter.com/yGArzVhmtT— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) December 7, 2022