- NET Web Desk
The Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) has expressed their deep condolences on the untimely demise of renowned & dedicated actor of Manipur film fraternity Wahengbam Somoraj.
Known for his much-famed role in the 35 mm celluloid film “Cheina”, Somoraj’s sudden demise has left an unbearable loss in the Manipur film industry.
A resident of Tera Sapam Leirak, Wahengbam Somoraj passed away after fighting a long-battle with depression, and passed away in his residence at Tera Sapam Leirak on Monday.
He was 48-years-old, and is survived by his wife.
“Manipuri cinema has lost a talented and extremely dedicated film actor. Although he is gone, his memory will be cherished by the film community,” – asserted a release issued by MSFDS Secretary Sunzu Bachaspatimayum.
Meanwhile, the National award winning filmmaker, Oken Amakcham, who directed, “Cheina” recalled Somoraj as a soft-spoken, dedicated aspiring actor.
Its worthy to note that besides his roles in digital film, he was a popular face in Manipuri music videos, notable ones being, “Mitta Karigi Kajal No Yekliba” and “Nungshi Maithong do Yengjage”.