Manipur film fraternity mourns death of Nabachandra Sharma

With Nabachandra’s passing, the Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) has lost altogether three of its staff to COVID-19, a release stated.


The Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) mourned the death of renowned playback singer of Sumang Leela (Courtyard Play) Choudhurimayum Nabachandra Sharma, who passed away on Tuesday morning after battling with COVID-19 for 45 days at the JNIMS hospital.

A release by MSFDS signed by its secretary Sunzu Bachaspatimayum stated that Nabachandra, fondly known as ‘Naba Chakthekpi’, was multi-talented and resourceful individual, always doing his duties with a smile and charming everyone who came in contact with him with his sense of humour. He is survived by his wife, son and five daughters.

Nabachandra is among the pioneers of playback singing in Sumang Leela, successfully establishing himself a renowned playback singer, singing in female voice. Some of the songs he sang are still remembered for their charming melody and unique rendition like ‘Nangbu Angangba Khurou Mapal Asida Khoiningna Tongba Uraktra’ and ‘Ngasi Loktak Khongban Asida E-Nou Nou-E Eigi Wakhal’ among others, it added.

In honour of the departed soul, a two-minute silence was observed, followed by a candlelight vigil at the monolith of Manipuri Cinema at MSFDS complex, Konung Mamang, Imphal East. With Nabachandra’s passing, MSFDS has lost altogether three of its staff to COVID-19, the release stated.

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First Published:Sept. 21, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

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