Brief biography of Upa Kaihau Vaiphei, IDAS (Retd)

Shri Kaihau Vaiphei IDAS (Retd) father of Shri P Vaiphei IAS
 passed away in ILBS, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi on 14 March 2018 

Upa Kaihau Vaiphei was born on 21st October 1940 in Maite Village to Famta Upa Henkhawpau & Pi Lalzating. He was the eldest son and the second child and was a very hardworking, disciplined and God fearing son from his early childhood. He married Pi Nemzakim Vaiphei in 1962 and were blessed with the following children : Famta Pu Paulemsang Vaiphei, Manager/Andhra Bank , Ngk. Sinu Tingthiannem Vaiphei, Pu Paulunthang Vaiphei IAS Principal Secretary Govt of Manipur, Pu Kailianlal Vaiphei Chief Technical Officer/NERCORMP, Pi Ngaknu Vaiphei w/o Genlawmthang Lecturer Christian Academy Shillong, Famta Lalngaikim Vaiphei (the first Vaiphei Women Officer in Banking sector), Dr. Lianboi Vaiphei, Asstt. Prof, IP College for Women, Delhi University, Miss Lalpuihoi Irelina Vaiphei, Office Supdt/SCERT Dept. Govt of Manipur and Mrs Mary Vaiphei, Nurse, Cancer Hospital, Guwahati.

Upa Kaihau Vaiphei was a dedicated Christian both in his conduct and spiritual beliefs. He has devoted many years of his life in preaching in various locations, from before the time he joined Govt service till long after he retired from service. He is fondly remembered for the many wonderful spiritual fellowships he had shared in many remote villages before he joined the Indian Defence Accounts Service in 1975 to many locations in Manipur as much as in other Indian cities where he was posted in the course of his Govt service.

Shri Thangso Baite, Hon'ble MP delivering
condolence speech in New Delhi on 14 March 2018
He was a true pioneer amongst the Vaiphei tribe which fondly remembers him more for his down to earth simplicity and hardworking nature with tremendous dedication as well as for his outspoken nature for what he felt was right at any level. He was the first Vaiphei to passed MA alongwith his lifelong friend Pu Somkholal Vaiphei in 1967 and the first Vaiphei to crack the Civil Services Exams and to joine the Central Services Group A in 1975. He was the first native of Manipur to become the Accountant General of Manipur in 1995 and retired as Controller of Defence Accounts in which capacity he served in Jabalpur, New Delhi and Guwahati.

Post-retirement, he dedicated more than 5 years of his life in translating the Holy Bible into Vaiphei sourcing his translation from multiple sources like the King James Version, Revised King James Version, NIV, Good News, the earlier Vaiphei Bibles, Lushai Bibles, Hmar Bibles, Paite Bibles and many other Biblical references. His translation of the Vaiphei Bible is under printing with the sample prints having been seen by him almost 2 months ago and the release of the same was anticipated in another week’s time. The tremendous effort he gave to bringing out a translation of the Holy Bible in Vaiphei is perhaps the best manifestation of his life - the hardwork he puts into any of his assignments, the sincerity and commitment he exhibits in any challenge he takes up and the unwavering belief he has in the Salvation of the Lord God Almighty through Jesus our Saviour under whose ever loving kindness and amazing grace he lived a truly fulfilling life, both in the context of our worldly considerations as well as in the higher yardsticks of the spiritual calling of our our Lord God Almighty - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, which always reflected the tender mercies of the Lord !

Condolence service
He was diagnosed of liver tumour in the first week of Feb, 2018 at Shillong and was rushed to Delhi for medical treatment at Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences (ILBS) where the severity of his medical case compelled the doctors at ILBS to refer him to Medanta - the Medicity at Gurugram where T.A.R.E intervention was to advised but couldn’t be attempted due to his increasingly weak physical constitution.

He was further taken to Fortis where the new drug of Opdivo was being considered but could not be taken up due to the same reasons for fear of further complications. He was fresh, hale and hearty on 12 March which have a wonderful opportunity for time together with family. He suddenly developed weaknesses and complications the next time on 13 March and was brought to ILBS where he was admitted in the Emergency and thereafter transferred to the Liver Coma ICU the same afternoon. His life underwent the transformation into spiritual immortality into the ever loving and waiting arms of His Saviour Jesus Christ this morning around 8.30am. He mortal remains are planned to be taken to his home city of Shillong for funeral on 15/16 March 2018.


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