Shri Padi Richo
He is the present elected Member of Legislative Assembly from Ziro-Hapoli constituency.
He has been in active politics since his youth days. Apart from holding various posts in Students’ Union, Youth Organization, PCC etc., he has held the post of Chairman Labour Cell, Member Telephone Adversary Committee, Board of Director, Corporation Apex Bank Ltd., Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, and Minimum Wages Advisory Board, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, President, INTUC (State Unit), Member, Central Working Committee INTUC, President, Arunachal Olympic Association and Executive Member Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
He presently holds the post of Parliamentary Secretary Land Management & Urban Development in Government of Arunachal Pradesh and is president INTUC.
Economics & Statistics
Conservator of Forest
Assistant General Manager,
Arunachal State Transport
Western Zone (PWD)
Textiles & Handicrafts.
Central Zone (PWD)
Superintending Engineer (PWD),
Executive Engineer (PWD),
Joint Director (Industries)
He is a Professor in Political Science at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar. Prior to joining Rajiv Gandhi University (then Arunachal University) in 1988, he joined J. N. College, Pasighat as lecturer in 1981. He also served All India Radio Dibrugarh and Pasighat under Central Information Service, which he joined during year 1977.
Popi Sarmin Society Life time Achievement Awardee, he is a lyricist and composer who has composed Dree flag song Ngunu Tanii Ka Dree Janda, Pree song and dance and AYA flag song Tanii Nyimu Yapa Ka
Senior Artist, Vice President APCC
She debuted as Radio-Artist for AIR, Dibrugarh and has crooned songs like “Dree Janda”, “Ngunu Sango”, “Appu Lyila” etc. and was the first female Apatani Folk singer-cum-Radio Artist to be felicited by AIR, Ziro.
She was also instrumental in choereography of “Pree Dance” during mid 70′s.
She was recognized as one of the legendary artist and was felicitated by the Arunachal Guild for Cultural Integration in collaboration with Department of Art & Culture, Government of Arunachal Pradesh during thier first ever felicitation ceremony on 29th February, 2012
Senior Artist, Under Secretary
A Singer, Lyricist, Poet and a recipient of State Silver Medal Award, during the year 1998, for his meritorious service rendered to the state of Arunachal Pradesh, he is the founder Chairman and present Chairman of Popi Sarmin Society.
He has served the Popi Sarmin Society in the capacity of Chairman during 29-07-1990 to 28-07-1992, 29-07-1992 to 20-08-1993, 17-11-1996 to 22-11-1997 & 23-11-1997 to 18-12-1998 and has not allowed the organisation and it’s endevour to fester during his tenure.
He has penned songs likeSango Nurie Pa, Miji Migung Mi Aju Kopa, Ngiika Gorkhang Murtu and poems like Ahin Misu etc., and has sung Ngunu Government College, Itanagar.
Singer par-excellence, who has given hit numbers like Ngimi Henii Bilo Hoka, Opo ngika opo, Hengi hentii etc., his melliflous voice has become synonymous with Apatani music. The philosophical genre of his lyrics drives home a myriad of subtle human emotions. The tone and tenor of his songs has held many a music lover spellbound and his name has become a household name among the Apatanis.
He has served the Popi Sarmin Society as a Vice Chairman during the year 1993 to 1996.
Presently serving the State Government, he is a well known Apatani author who has over a dozen books, essays and researched articles on Apatani customs and cultures to his credit. Some of his works include The Advancing Apatani of Arunachal Pradesh (1993), Charung-Hulu: A ritual text of the Apatani (1994), Agricultural Festival of Arunachal Pradesh (1995), Socio-Religious ceremonies of the Apatani (1996), Apatani, Genesis of Man (1997) etc.
He has served Popi Sarmin Society in the capacity of Chairman during 19-12-1998 to 14-01-2001.
Actor & Singer
Lyricist of popular Apatani songs like Dopii Doka Ajin Ha, Saa Miiker Data Yu..etc., he is present Vice Chairman of Popi Sarmin Society and has served PSS in the same capacity during 29-07-1990 to 28-07-1992, 29-07-1992 to 20-08-1993. He also served as a Secretary of PSS during 19-12-1998 to 14-01-2001
Late Tage Dibo
A profilic writer of Apatani prose and poetry, Late Tage Dibo has set the trend for a creative synthesis of folk verses and contemporary score in Apatani music. His compositions, which invariably have prosidic touch, encapsulate a wide range of human and social themes.
Among the multifarious themes incorporated into his lyrics is patroitism, vented in no uncertain terms in his song Si Ngunu ka Bharat Ganda, which was sung by the choir of Artistes Society of Arunachal and telecast on Doordarshan, Itanagar.
A singer, lyricist and script writer – all rolled into one, Late Dibo began dabbling in singing with Siilo Ense Hende Hende, written by Rubu Khoda and sung with Tage Yadii, which has also gone on the air. He has also written three film scripts: Tabyu Millo in Apatani, Aswarn Vivah in Hindi and The Marriage Ceremony of the Apatanis in Apatani.
He has served the Popi Sarmin Society as Chairman during 21-08-1993 to 27-01-1996 and as member Secretary of Popi Sarmin Society during 23-11-1997 to 18-12-1998.
Singer, Lyricist & Musician
With more than 20 songs to his credit, he is one of the popular Apatani singers who has given hits like Apu No Niimpa Besi Giida Nii, Dopii Doka Ajin Ha, Yasi Hii Tu Pe Siitii etc.
He recorded song his first song Katu Kenda Pa Pulu Siiko Ho for AIR, Dibrugarh (Assam) and his latest album is Ajin Aena.
During his tenure as Chairman of Popi Sarmin Society, he organized a talent hunt contest at Ziro, to promote local young talented artists. The winners of the talent hunt contest were given chance to record their songs in the audio album PS Vol-III.
He was felicitated by Arunachal Guild for Cultural Integration in collaboration with Department of Art & Culture, Government of Arunachal Pradesh in their first ever felicitation ceremony on 29th of February, 2012.
Millo Tago, IFS
An ardent advocate of a concerted effort towards promotion and preservation of the indigenous art and culture of the Apatanis, he is the first IFS officer of Apatani community.
After passing out from Haryana Agricultural University, he appeared for the State Forest Service Examination, 1986 and secured 1st rank in that examination and served the State Forest Department as ACF for brief period. He cleared the IFS conducted by UPSC during the year 1990 and was allotted Karnataka cadre. He is presently serving as Executive Director and Conservator of Forests, Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore.
A prolific writer, he has penned popular Apatani songs like Aro Barmii, Abya Arang, Nginyi Duko Mi, Miji Tapyu, Tiirang Darniin etc.
Late Dogin Tare
Renowned Apatani Lyricist, he was known for the lyrics of popular songs like Jingo Jingo, Ahin Piimii Ritar, Muhun Chinyan Jarnii Si, Nii Myodi yu Boha Danii and Ngunu Ka Hari.
Considered as Apatani Sonu Nigam and father of Apatani Modern Songs, he is one of the popular neo-Apatani Singers who has belted hits like Mundo-Mundo, Amie Kontii Kabyang Lama, Ngiika Gorkhang Murtu etc. He has to his credit more than 70 songs which is second highest for any Apatani to record a song.
An approved AIR, Itanagar artist, he was responsible for first ever HIV-AIDS awareness song recorded in 11 dialects of Arunachal Pradesh on behalf of APSACS, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. He is also the first from Apatani community to ever pay tribute to a legend by recreating compositions of Late Michi Tagur in the album titled “Tagur Yadein”, produced by Michi Welfare Society, Itanagar.
He has also produced audio albums like No Nona Du (Where are you?)-2005, Ligang Sampyu’s Maalo (Shaayad)-2007, Hasso-Hasso (Dheere-Dheere)-2008, Duyu Apa’s Maalokaalohey (if you please)-2009 etc. under Dorado Production, Itanagar.
Besides recording songs, he has written a book titled “Komang’s”-a complete guide to APJEE for both diploma and degree aspirants, in collaboration with Er. Mihin Tangu. Also, he has authored along with Hage Nibo, Advocate a book/guide for competitive examinations in Arunachal Pradesh.
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A neo-Apatani singer, he has to his credit hits like O! Mundo Tadu Dobi, Ado Myodi Hokii Ngo Alyi Ku, Nii Armyang Hiila Yu etc.,
Singer, Lyricist, Actor & Composer, he has given hit songs like Mundo-Mundo, Nyimung, Kiije Ngiinyi, Dapha Nayoma etc. He is also an approved artiste of AIR, Itanagar and has recorded for AIR songs like Ngunu Mundo Lu, Arbu Aro, Dalyato Dalyato etc.
He has also acted in a popular feature film in Hindi Ashwarn Vivah (Inter-Caste Marriage) produced by Huto Film Society, Itanagar.
Apart from holding the post of Chief Auditor in Popi Sarmin Society presently, he has also served the Society as Vice-Chairman for two terms.
He is presently working in the State Education Department.
Lyricist & Film Maker
He has to his credit several telefilms, documentaries and tele-serials produced for DDK, Itanagar. Some of his popular works being Tabyu Millo-a two episode telefilm in Apatani, Budding Society-a documentary on Social Changes and Development process of Arunachal Pradesh, Ashvarn Vivah (Hindi)-a telefilm on Inter-tribes marriages, Preservation of Forest and Environment of Arunachal Pradesh(English) – 25 mins episode for DDK, Itanagar, Abotani-the Genesis of Mankind (Hindi sub-title) and Papim Pame (Hindi Sub-title).
Singer & Lyricist
Dr. Nani Bath
Recipient of ASA (Artiste Society of Apatani) Debut Lyrics Award, he is a lyricist with a difference who has produced Audio-Albums like Maalo and Galo Movie Tago Takar.
Singer & Lyricist
Singer, Lyricist & Poet
Lyricist & Poet
A singer, composer and lyricist, he has to his credit songs like Lenda Liipa Ho, Ingka Nyimung, Kaka to Miilang, Ngiika Sado Miinii etc., which he composed and sang as well. He has also belted songs composed by others like Danyi Chalyi and Ahing Piimii. Some of the songs which he penned are Lenda Liipa Ho, Ingka Nyimung & Ngiika Sado Miinii.
He is a well known author, who has contributed a lot in the literary field of Apatani community. He was one of the editors of Apatani Primer that Popi Sarmin Society brought out for the students of standard 6th, 7th & 8th.
He edited the magazine “The Himalaya”, published by ASCDS, Naharlagun for 5 years. Apart from writing articles and poems for various News Papers and Magazines, he has published books and booklets on Apatani community. Some of his notable works include The Spiritual Message of Donyi Polo, The Spiritual Questions & Answers, The lingua-franca of Arunachal Pradesh, The Holy Charung, Speak in Apatani (Apatani Grammer), The Rising Culture of the Apatani and The Sacred Chanting of Myoko
Singer, Dancer & Actress
Singer, Dancer, Actor & Fine Artist
Mr. Habung Youngbow, son of Mr. Habung Tago, was born on 30th March, 1968 at Seichung in Nagaland. Having earned his early education in Nagaland, he matriculated and passed his AISSCE from Government Higher Secondary School, Ziro in 1985. He graduated with honours in Economics from Jawahalal Nehru College, Pasighat and obtained his MBA degree with specialization in Finance & Marketing from Guwahati University.
Mr. Youngbow has been associated with Apatani literature mostly as translator and editor. He has translated into English, the popular compilation of traditional Apatani proverbs entitled NITIN HORMIN authored by late Kalung Challa besides actively involving in the publication of DITUN POTUN, a narrative on social ceremonies of the Apatanis authored by the same writer. Mr. Youngbow has edited the first-ever in-house journal of Popi Sarmin Society entitled POPIRISCOPE and has drafted the Constitution and Byelaws of the Apatani Socio-Cultural Welfare Society, Itanagar. He has also scripted and narrated the audio-visual documentary on MIDA, the traditional marriage ceremony of the Apatanis, produced by Mr. Nani Khambo.
Singer & Musician
Singer & Lyricist