Kamalanagar, October 11, 2023: Former Chief Executive Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council, Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma passed away on Tuesday, 10th October 2023, at 4:30 PM at IBS Hospital in New Delhi. The 41-year-old leader had been battling for his life in the hospital since suffering a sudden stroke on 27th September 2023.
Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma was first elected as MDC in 2003, representing the Vaseitlang MDC Constituency. His commitment to public service saw him re-elected consecutively for the next three terms in 2008, 2013, and 2018. Throughout his career, he held various key positions within the Chakma Autonomous District Council, including Executive Member, Adviser to the CEM, Chairman, and Chief Executive Member.
A condolence meeting was held at the premises of CADC Secretariat today which was attended by EMs, MDCs and officials. Dg. Kalasoga Chakma, Executive Member, who addressed the meeting delivered a heartfelt eulogy of the deceased leader highlighting his numerous contributions for the people of CADC. A silent prayer was observed in honour of the deceased leader. To mourn the sad demise of Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, CADC has declared a one-day holiday for all offices and educational institutions tomorrow.
Born on April 16th, 1980 to Dg. Bhadra Sen Chakma and Dangubi Ranga Mila Chakma of Devasora (N), CADC, Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma completed his matriculation from Longpuighat High School and his Higher Secondary from Narangi College, Guwahati. He pursued his graduation from NEHU and completed his MA in Political Science from IGNOU.
Before embarking on his political career, he dedicated his early years to education, serving as a primary school teacher under CADC from 1999–2003. He also held the position of President, Branch YCA, Devasora (N) from 1997–2003.
Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma is survived by his wife, Dangubi Sujata Chakma, and two children. The Chakma Autonomous District Council mourns the loss of a visionary leader and extends its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.