Isak Swu, chairman of NSCN IM passed away in Fortis Hospital New Delhi at 12:50 PM
Isak Chishi Swu was born in 1929 and he is the son of Kushe Chishi Swu who belongs from the village Chishilimi Naga village. Chishilimi Naga village is a Sema (Sumi) village in the Zunheboto district of Nagaland.
He did his early education at American Mission School at Chishilimi then studied at Government High School, Kohima and graduated with Honours in Political Science from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong
Joined underground in late 1950’s and served as Foreign Secretary The Naga National Council (NNC) which was a political organization of Naga people, active from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. Under the leadership of Angami Zapu Phizo in the 1940s, it unsuccessfully campaigned for the secession of the Naga territory from India and creation for a sovereign Naga state after he became the foreign secretary he was later elevated to Vice President NNC.
The 85-year-old NSCN leader Isak Chishi Swu is married to Khulu, and has five sons and one daughter.
Isak Chishi Swu, Thuingaleng Muivah and S.S. Khaplang were behind the formation of The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) on 31 January 1980 opposing the Shillong Accord signed by the then Naga National Council (NNC) with the Government of India. Following a disagreement, the group split into two factions, the NSCN-K led by S S Khaplang, and the NSCN-IM, led by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah.Formed NSCN on 31st January, 1980 and become chairman of NSCN.