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Famed photographer of Meghalaya Bids Adieu

 

A renowned photographer of the State Meghalaya, Peter Elford Thangkhiew passed away on 10th July in Dr. H. Gordon Roberts Hospital, Shillong. Peter Elford Thangkhiew was the son of (L) D. Mynsong and Mrs. Queency Thangkhiew of Nongkseh Upper Shillong. He was born in 1979 and has been an Award Winning Photographer. He was also an employee of BSNL GMTD Shillong.

 

He was a founder of a very popular Facebook page ‘Discover Meghalaya’ which is one of the most visited Facebook page. His photos can be seen in various ‘Coffee Table Books’, ‘Posters’ as well as the ‘Meghalaya Calendars’. He had abundantly love for nature and also an expert in wedding photography and other occasions. Through his photography he has contributed abundantly to the Meghalaya Tourism by showcasing the beauty and untapped potentials of Meghalaya tourism through his pictures. His pictures have been a source of inspiration for many and have helped and led to the increase in tourism particularly in the State of Meghalaya. With his demise Meghalaya has lost an important individual who inspired many youngsters to take photography as a profession.

The State of Meghalaya and Northeast India has lost a crusader of Mother Earth. In a recent post he had talked about the need to save the planet earth before it was too late.  A true youth icon of the State he will be truly missed by the photographer's community all around.

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Can a son of a drug addict ever become the pride of a nation? In most cases, it would be a resounding ‘No!’ But then the story of Leishangthem Robert Meitei from Manipur is of a man of substance, grit and packed with enough muscles to inspire.

“Being a son of a drug addict, I was stigmatised and discriminated. Even my friends were prohibited to mingle with me. I took on this social attitude as a challenge to prove that even a son of a drug addict can be an achiever” revealed Robert who took to body building to fight frustration and depression. Recently, he bagged 5th position in the senior Mr. Asia 2018, held in Pune.

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One of the longest serving Chief Ministers of an Indian state, Manik Sarkar could not lead his Left Front to victory in Tripura in the last Legislative Assembly polls but he continues to remain the key political player in the state.

Since the Marxism is practically finding itself an anachronism vis-à-vis globalization and corporatization, the CPI (M) failed in Tripura but it did not taint Sarkar as a mass leader. Manik-Da continues to remain the last word as far as the Left-politics in Tripura is concerned.   

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A 25 year old Nongmaithem Suraj from the sleeping suburban district of Kakching in Manipur is a rookie fashion photographer who is building a career in the competitive fashion industry of London and Mumbai after a Masters in Photography from the University of the Arts, London. 

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At 43, he has many dimensions added to his persona: an ace international footballer, a politician, a television celebrity, a film maker and an activist: an activist because he refused to carry the Olympic Torch to show support for the Tibetan independence movement in 2008.

Yes, we are talking about Bhaichung Bhutia. He makes Northeast India proud. He is one of the most glorious sons of Sikkim. He is also known as the “God’s gift to Indian football.” Bhaichung is a living football legend of India.

Some persons attain fame at an early age. Bhaichung is one of them. Born on December 15, 1976, he signed contract with the English club Bury in 1999. Bhaichung, beginning his career with Kolkata’s East Bengal Club, is the first Indian footballer to sign that prestigious contract.

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