Surmangol is known for his roles in Nokphade series, the long running comedy series that has become a staple in Manipuri pop culture. He acted in over 10 Manipuri feature films.
Renowned comedian and film actor of Manipur, Thokchom Surmangol (41) succumbed to COVID-19 on Sunday. He is known for his roles in Nokphade series, the long running comedy series that has become a staple in Manipuri pop culture. Surmangol had acted in over 10 Manipuri feature films.
Many took to social media platforms to mourn his deaths, sharing snippets of his hilarious performances.
Mourning the demise of the film actor, Manipuri State Film Development Society, MSFDS, described Surmangol as a comedian with originality and good story narrating skills.
Surmangol made his first appearance in part-V of the popular Nokphade series and gradually made a niche for himself in Manipuri Cinema as an actor in comic roles. The society’s secretary, Sunzu Bachaspatimayum while sharing the grievances of the bereaved family, termed the passing of Surmangol as a big loss for Manipuri Cinema, stated a release by MSFDS.
MSFDS also mourned the death of the producer of Lucy Thoibiv (2019), Wahengbam Basanta Singh, who succumbed to kidney failure on May 24, 2021 at his residence at Porompat, Thawan Thaba Leikai, Imphal East. The late film producer is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.
In the memory of the two departed souls, candles were lit at the Manipuri Cinema Memorial at MSFDS complex at Palace gate on Sunday evening.
Altogether the film community of Manipur has lost eight of its members — Thokchom Surmangol, RK Bidur, Wahengbam Basanta Singh, Dr. Thiyam Suresh Singh, Irom Maipak, Hem Athokpam, Sagolsem Romio Meitei, and Em Kay Jeet.