Shillong Chamber Choir founder and famous music composer Neil Nongkynrih died at a hospital in Mumbai at this time after a short sickness, Choir officers stated. He was 51.
Uncle Neil, as he was fondly recognized to all, was admitted to Mumbai’s Reliance Hospital on Tuesday. “He handed away at this time after a surgical procedure,” a spokesman for the group informed information company PTI. Neil Nongkynrih was in Mumbai for the previous three months for work with all the Choir.
“It’s with deep sorrow that we, the members and administration of the Shillong Chamber Choir, announce the loss of life of our beloved founder and music director, Mr Neil Nongkynrih,” the Choir stated in an announcement.
“Uncle Neil was the life pressure of our world, a towering persona whose music, by the choir he so fondly nurtured, reached the ears of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ambassadors, and a number of the largest names within the worlds of sports activities, tradition, enterprise, music, and movie,” it stated.
“In 2010, he led his choir to win India’s Bought Expertise, catapulting the little Shillong unit to nationwide and worldwide stardom. In 2015, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.” The win catapulted the group to worldwide fame. The identical 12 months, they carried out for former US President Barack Obama and his spouse Michelle Obama throughout their India go to. The Choir’s rendition of “Vande Mataram” was performed in the course of the telecast of Chandrayaan II’s launch.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in mourning Neil Nongkynrih.
“Mr. Neil Nongkynrih was an excellent mentor to the Shillong Chamber Choir, which enthralled audiences globally. I’ve additionally witnessed a few of their very good performances. He left us too quickly. His creativity will all the time be remembered. Condolences to his household and admirers. RIP,” PM tweeted.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted: “I’m saddened past phrases by the sudden demise of Padma Shri Neil Nongkynrih, founding father of the well-known Shillong Chamber Choir. He was a mentor to the nation’s most interesting choir that serenaded crowds wherever they carried out. We’ve misplaced a gem at this time.”
“With a heavy coronary heart we mourn the lack of one of many legends of Meghalaya, Shri Neil Nongkynrih. His music had the facility to carry pleasure within the darkest instances. His contribution in area of music is unparalleled. He lives on with the Shillong Chamber Choir,” Trinamool Congress’ Meghalaya unit wrote on Twitter.