Sunday, November 25, 2012

Noted Apatani Actor, Singer, Lyricist- Leegang Tachang Passes Away

Itanagar, 24th Nov, 2012

Rashtriya Rattan & International Gold Star Millenium Awardee in the field of Socio-Cultural and Education, Leegang Tachang passed away today at 11.00 am at Fortis Hospital, Noida after prolonged illness. His mortal remains will be flown from Delhi tomorrow and will be taken to his native village Mudang Tage for last rites. He is survived by his wife and a daughter and two sons.

A multi-talented personality, he was one of the prominent Apatani figure in the field of art, cinema, music, fashion, socio-cultural activities and education.

To his credit he has several audio albums which he produced, composed, wrote the lyrics and lent his voice to. Notable among them are Popi Sarmin Vol-I & II, Dree, Aha and Piimi Ri. He also acted in a lead role in the first ever VHS feature film of Arunachal Pradesh-“Donyi” (Hindi) during the year 1993 and in “Meri Zindagi” (Hindi) during the year 1995. For both the films, he was the music composer. Apart from his involvement in local film and music industry, he also worked with mainstream production houses namely Bharatbala and Kanika who produced “Vande Mataram”.

When the concept of fashion or fashion show were at very nascent stage in Ziro Valley, he was instrumental in organizing and choreographing the two successful traditional fashion show events “Transetter” at Ziro during the year 1997 & 1999.

At the time of his demise he was holding the post of Director of Frontier School Ziro.

In a condolence meeting convened by Popi Sarmin Society at the residence of Chairman, Popi Sarmin Society at Naharlagun for the departed soul, the Chairman PSS, Habung Tago said that the sudden demise of Leegang Tachang, who was one of the founder members and first Convener of PSS, has put an irreparable loss to PSS in general and Apatani society as a whole. He has prayed to almighty on behalf of PSS to give strength to his family members to withstand this loss.


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