Eminent historian Prof Gangmumei Kamei died on 5 January 2017 in Imphal, Manipur. Kamei was better known for his research work related to the history of northeast India. At the time of death, he was a member of the North Eastern Council (NEC).
About Prof Gangmumei Kamei
• He wrote extensively on history, culture and contemporary issues of the north east region.
• He was the president of the Northeast India History Association (NEIHA) at its Kohima session of 1986. He was the Coordinator of the Centre for Manipuri Studies and Tribal Research of Manipur University.
• He had published a large number of research papers and books.
• His major publications are - A history of Modern Manipur (1826-2000), A history of Manipur: pre-colonial period, History of Zeliangrong Nagas: From Makhel to Rani Gaidinliu, Ethnicity and Social change (An anthology of essays) and Lectures on History of Manipur.
• He was also associated with several social and cultural bodies at the State and national level.
• He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Anthropological Survey of India (1984-87).
• He was a member of the ICSSR panel on Tribal Studies.
• In 2010, he was awarded the Platinum Jubilee Samman by the Manipuri Sahitya Parishad.
• He was awarded a National Fellowship by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study.