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Manipur popular film actor Seema passes away

IMPHAL, SEP 17: Manipur's popular film actor Seema passes away after a prolonged illness in a private hospital in Imphal on Saturday. Also known as Huirem Ningol Laimayum Ongbi Seema,37passed away at 2 pm at the Shija Hospital Langol. She had been under medication at the hospital after she was shifted from Sky hospital in Imphal on September 6last. On her sudden demise, Film Forum Manipur(FFM), an apex body of Manipur's film world observed a two minute silence besides offering floral tribute to the departed soul at their office complex at Lamphelpat.
A procession was also taken out from FFM office to their Khoyathong residence after passing the busy RIMS road and Nagamapal road prior to the traditional rituals and subsequent funeral rites. She is survived by her popular film maker husband Laimayum Surjakanta and three children. Born to Huirem Motital and Huirem Ongbi Ebeni of Yaiskulin Imphal as their eldest daughter among a sibling of four,the 37 year old film actor started her film career at a tender age of 5 years after she become a disciple of noted dance Gurun Bipin Singh.Shealso acted in a few plays of the leading and pioneer theatre group-Rupmahal Theatre and other teleplays for the doordarshan and all Indian radio programmes before she actually stepped into Manipur's film world.She was given a number awards including best actress awards for films- Kanaga Hinghouni(1999),Nongju Ahing(2007)-for the excellent performances .Best supporting awards were also given to Seema for her role in the films Aroiba Bidai(1999),Lakhipurgee Lakhipyari(2008).
He film Ngeihak Lambida(2007) was also selected for Internationalfilm festival of India in 2007.Seema had acted in fifteen 35 mm feature films,one non-feature film and more than a hundred digital Manipuri films. Many film lovers and her fans havecondoled the sudden demise of the then gorgeous actor in Manipuri cinema. (Eastern Mirror Nagaland)

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