Shillong ( Meghalaya), Dec 7 : Lt Gen KC Panchanathan, AVSM, General Officer Commanding 101 Area died due to a massive heart attack in here on Tuesday .
Lt Gen Panchanathan was 57.
He was declared dead at NEIGHRIMS at 8.30 pm .
He was from the Madras Engineering Group (Madras Sappers).
According to sources , Lt Gen Panchanathan complained on uneasiness after a meeting here and was immediately rushed to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences( NEIGHRIMS) , here .
His daughter who is out of the country is expected to reach here on Thursday morning .
He last rites would be performed at Assam Regimental Centre Crematorium in Happy Valley on Thursday .
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has condoled the the death of the Defence officer.
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