Rev Dr Lalsawma
Sailam, Mizoram, India
Died9 February 2017
Aizawl Hospital, Aizawl, Mizoram, India
Occupation(s)Pastor (Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod)
Social worker
Known forPastor, Social Work,Writing,Teaching and Preaching.
SpousePi Lalnuntluangi
ChildrenJames Lalsiamliana, Saroj Laldinpuii, Johan Lalhuma (L), Caryll Lalpari, Gilbert Lalzarliana(L), Daniel Lalzova
Parent(s)Rev Langlura(L), Pi Darneihkimi(L)
AwardsPadma Shri Honorary Doctorate Degree under Senate of Serampore

Lalsawma is an Indian social worker, writer and a Christian missionary and Pastor of the Mizoram Presbyterian Church.[1] His contributions are reported in the reconciliation efforts between the Government of India and the Mizo National Front (MNF) on two occasions. In the wake of the March 1966 Mizo National Front uprising, the Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod appointed missionaries for peace talks with MNF in 1969[2] and Lalsawma was one of two missionaries who contacted the MNF leaders.[3] In 1982, he was again a member of the three-men delegation who held talks with MNF which, untimaltely, led to the Mizo Accord of 1986.[4][5] He has written several articles[6] and is the author of the book, Four Decades of Revivals, the Mizo Way.[7][8] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2005, for his contributions to Indian society.[9]

See also


  1. ^ "Mizoram - the land of over 80 religious sects". One India. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ Mirzoram, Dimensions and Perspectives: Society, Economy, and Polit. Concept Publications. 2008. pp. 28 of 475. ISBN 9788180695148.
  3. ^ "The Church Role in the Mizoram Peace Accord". Eastern Panorama. July 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. ^ J. V. Hluna, Rini Tochhawng (2013). The Mizo Uprising: Assam Assembly Debates on the Mizo Movement, 1966-1971. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 324 of 380. ISBN 9781443845021.
  5. ^ Prasenjit Biswas, Chandan Suklabaidy (2008). Ethnic Life-Worlds in North-East India: An Analysis. SAGE Publications India. pp. 96 of 316. ISBN 9788178299921.
  6. ^ Nirmal Nibedon (2013). Mizoram The Dagger Brigade. Lancer Publishers. p. 280. ISBN 9781935501824.
  7. ^ Lalsawma (232). Four Decades of Revivals, the Mizo Way. Evangelist Work. p. 1994.
  8. ^ Leonard Fernando, G. Gispert-Sauc (2004). Christianity in India: Two Thousand Years of Faith. Penguin Books India. pp. 326 of 336. ISBN 9780670057696.
  9. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.