Nshunguyinka breathed the last at his home located in Gahini, Kayonza district on Monday 24th May 2021.
His son Dieudonné Nshunguyinka has said that his father felt cold after having meal together and died as he leaned on her wife.
“He left in tranquility. He has gone to Heaven,” he said.
Dieudonné revealed that his father will be remembered for kindness, support to members of the community to access education among others.
“He was a patriotic man who always strived for the progress of his home land. He inspired people to love one another irrespective of their differences whether religious beliefs or innate personality,” said Dieudonné.
François Nshunguyinka was born in Gahini in the northern Buganza, former Kibungo Prefecture in 1936.
He did Primary and secondary schools from 1948 to 1958 and taught in Primary school between 1959 until 1963.
Nshunguyinka worked in Byumba Prefecture (1964-1967). He later served as the Prefect of former Gitarama Prefecture and Minister of Public Work and Energy between 1970 and 1973.
Among others, Nshunguyinka served as the Prefect of former Byumba, Cyangugu and Gisenyi Prefectures between 1973 and 1990. He was ousted at the beginning of the liberation struggle accused of being spy for Inkotanyi.
Five of his nine children were killed during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Nshunguyinka was among senators elected in 2003, a position he held until retirement in 2011.