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Shillongites mourns demise of Jackson
Correspondent SHILLONG, JUN 27:
Published on 27 Jun. 2009 11:26 PM IST
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“I can’t believe the King of the Pop is no more, but his thrills will ever remains,” Michael Jackson’s impersonator Walter Kharkongor said, mourning the sudden demise of his pop idol. Similarly, the denizens’ of Shillong considered as the music capital of India were in a state of shock as the news of Michael Jackson’s unexpected demise spread like a wild fire. A group of musician even decided to hold a candle light vigil today here to pay respects to Michael, the great influential and iconic figure. “It’s a great loss for me. I can’t believe that he died ... he was preparing for come back concerts. Michael has been an idol for me all my life and will continue,” Kharkongor said looking at Michael Jackson photograph published in one the local dailies here, today. Thirty-year-old Kharkongor was attracted to Michael Jackson since when he was in seven. “Everything in him whether his song or dance was positive for me and that’s why I am emulating him and will continue to dance like him,” Kharkongor said. Lou Majaw a renowned musician in India, nicknamed as “Bob Dylan of the East” said, “Michael was a very good performer and a consummate entertainer and the world will miss this iconic figure.” Educationist Prof Enid Basaiawmoit said, “The world has lost a profound singer and artist- it’s sad that it had to end just when he was going to stage a come back.” “I can only think he is in a happier place than we all are now,” Sashi Anungla Walling a philosopher said. Claudia A Lyngwa, a senior police officer also an ardent fan of Michael termed the sudden demise of the King of the Pop as “an irreplaceable lost to the music sphere”. Larsing Ming Sawian, who introduced Shillong to the music world said, “The demise of this global musical icon will create a void that will be difficult to fill. The world will miss him.” Blues musician-turned politician RG Lyngdoh said, “Michael a child prodigy with the Midas touch and his creativity will be sorely missed.” Washington kharbuli, a local cab driver said, “he and one of his sons can’t stop crying over this tragedy. We have always admired him. The world has lost one of the greats and his legacy will be felt upon the world forever.” Pix :

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