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Unsung hero of Pasighat

East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh

August 09, 2021

On the left bank of Siang river nestles the beautiful and serene Komsing village, which rose to prominence when the Noel Williamson was murdered here when he carrying the message of the death of King Edward VII to the tribal chiefs.

MatmurJamoh killed the British officer Williamson at Komsing village, while another band of his followers killed one Dr Gregorson at Pangi, both in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, on March 31, 1911.

The village chief of Yagrung, nearly 20km from here, had at last avenged the humiliation he had suffered at the hands of Williamson two years before the twin strikes by the Adi warriors he led.

However, he died in obscurity and very few records were available of his last days at Cellular Jail, where he was sent after he surrendered, along with some others a few months later, unable to hide any longer in the face of an intense operation called the Abor Expedition of 1911-12.