Sunday, October 11

Obituary : Founder president of Bible for the World, Rev. Rochunga Pudaite dies

Shillong/Colorado: Rev. (Dr.) Rochunga Pudaite, founder President of Bibles For the World and moderator of the Evangelical Free Church of India (EFCI), one of the largest denominations of the Hmar community passed away at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado in USA last Saturday.
Family sources said that Dr. Pudaite, a well known figure among the Mizos for his outstanding contribution to the community as a leader was admitted to the hospital last Friday and died of complications around 2:42 pm (IST) last Saturday at the age of 88.
Sincere, harmless, altruistic and affable leader, Dr. Pudaite is survived by his wife and three children.
His dead body will be flown to his native place Churanchandpur in Manipur where he will be buried at the designated courtyard of his Bungalow.
Born in 1927 at Senvon, a small village in southern Manipur in Mizoram-Manipur border, Dr. Pudaite went through many hardships to receive his elementary education. He graduated from Allahabad University in 1946, and studied Biblical Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School of Theology in Illinois and later earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Pudaite holds a Doctor of Laws from Malone University in Ohio, and Doctor of Divinity from Dallas Baptist University.

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