Kohima, June 18 (NE): The Squadron band guitarist, O. Temsu Imsong, passed away on Wednesday at around 06:30 pm after a prolonged illness.
O. Temsu Imsong was 53 years old when he breathed his last and is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. He was fighting cancer for the past two years.
Speaking to NagalandExpress, the Squadron Bassist Lanu Aier informed that the funeral will be at 01:00 pm today, at his native village Merangkong under Mokokchung district in Nagaland.
Squadron band is one of the oldest surviving rock band in Nagaland. It was officially formed in the year 1990 by Bassist K Lanu, with John Walling on vocal, Mar on drums, O. Temsu and Bendang on guitar. After two years, Vocalist John was replaced by Wati as he left the band to pursue higher studies.
The band had performed an astounding 386 concerts all over the country including Goa, Chennai, Pondicherry, Guwahati, Bhopal, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland, it has emerged as one of the most influential band in India’s rock talent bowl – Northeast.
A message from Squadron band said, “Late O. Temsu Imsong was an integral part of our band and though he left us we as “SQUADRON” will continue his legacy, and the music we played together will always have an impact on us. He will be deeply missed” – unquote.
Advisor for TaFMA taking to social media condole the demise and said, ‘Deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely demise of Lt. O. Imkongtemsu Imsong of Squadron Nagaland. A pioneering musician who contributed so much to inspire the younger lot and to the growth of the music industry in the state. I offer my deepest condolences and may his soul REST IN PEACE’.