An obituary by SnowWhite, Bah Hep’s band – photos courtsey Donboklang Ryntathiang
Manfulson Lyngdoh (Bah Hep), Snow White’s guitarist passed away on the 20th October 2017 in Shillong. The funeral service will be conducted on the 22nd October 2017 at Upper Lummawrie Laitumkhrah Shillong at 2:30 P.m. He will be laid to rest at Lawmali, Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Manfulson was born on the 1st of April 1979 to (late) Rolin Dkhar and Smt. Win Lyngdoh of Riatsamthiah Shillong.
He started his career in music at a very young age of 6 Years playing in church services and winning many music competitions at a very young age.
At a time when many of his school mates where preparing for their final exams, Manfulson was busy playing as a session musician in studios making music for iconic albums like those produced by the Khasi Students Union. He continued playing for bands like Conbrio and others. Meanwhile he continued playing in gospel albums produced by the Bible Society India Shillong Auxilliary and innumerable other albums.
It was in the year 2001 that Manfulson joined Snow White as its guitarist and in the year 2005 Snow White produced its album ‘U Rangdajied’. Manfulson arranged the music for this album and his contribution to the band’s music is tremendously immense. He continued to play in many more albums recorded in famous studios like ‘Rocabelle’ and ‘The Basement’. He continued to play with Snow White till his demise.
His greatest contribution lies in his mentoring of many other guitarist who have now established themselves as potential great musicians of Shillong. Interestingly, Manful never spoke about how he did all this mentoring.
Snow White mourns the passing away of this great musician at a very young age of only 38 Years. Brother, Friend, Fellow Musician, we will miss you dearly. Thank you for the music and all the good times.
May God bless your family and loved ones. RIP brother.