Shillong, Jan 12 : Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Sunday condoled the demise of folk music legend, H Kerios Wahlang, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 94. "Deeply saddened by the demise of Bah Kerios Wahlang, the folk music legend from Meghalaya.
The ‘duitara’ wizard enchanted people around the world with his songs about our Sacred Grove. We have lost a true legend today. May his soul rest in peace,” Sangma said. Wahlang is survived by four children – two sons and two daughters, apart from another son who passed away in 1998. He also leaves behind around 16 grandchildren.
He was an ardent footballer during his youth days, particularly when he studied at Ram Krishna Mission at Sohra. During his early days he used to sing occasionally during the various local functions. For his spectacular contribution to the Khasi folk music and to the community, he was felicitated by the Raj Bhavan, Doordarshan, Seng Khasi Seng Kmie, National Institute of Technology and Riti Academy of Visual Arts.
Wahlang’s mortal remains will be cremated on Tuesday at the Seng Khasi Mawngap Crematorium. (UNI)