Khaplang who was 77, rebel leader and President of the government of people’s Republic of Nagalim died of a heart attack.
He had returned from china after his treatment and he was heading towards his birthplace near Pangsau Pass Village on Saturday when he died .
Khaplang has three sons and one daughter all settled far from the rebellion.
Khaplang was born in April 1940 and was the youngest of 10 children.
He set up the Naga Defence force one of the early naga rebel groups -United National Liberation Front of Western South Asia (UNLFWSA) – that has carried our several attacks on security forces in northeast in past few years.
With Khaplang’s death, the Northeast rebel groups have suffered a major blow since he was seen as the man who has huge influence over the Myanmarese authorities as well has having strong South Asian connect including deep connection within China.