Imphal (UNI): Manipur's melody king Nongthombam Pahari passed
away last evening after a brief illness at his Imphal residence.
The 73-year-old singer passed away around 1745 hrs. He was also the
founder member of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and
he was imprisoned for three years. In 1972 general amnesty was
extended to him by the government. He started working as an
employee and was the Station director of AIR, Imphal, Kohima, DDK
Imphal. He also contested elections after retirement.
The final rites of the noted singer were performed today at the
local crematorium which was attended by a large numbers of people.
He had more than 500 songs to his credit and was extremely popular
for popularising Manipuri modern songs in Manipur. The Lamyanba
Pakhang and other organisations condoled the death of N Pahari.