Mahesh Deori of Local Kung Fu Fame Beathes His Last
He was suffering from lung cancer for a few years but he never let his illness get in the way of his confidence.
GUWAHATI: His simple yet powerful presentation of a simple line made him one of the most iconic characters of Assamese film in modern times. The person who delivered the famous "haga lagise neki oi" monologue, Mahesh Deori breathed his last today.
He was born in 1961 in Shillong where he did his schooling. "He was the first of five siblings to get a job. He was also the first to own a car - an ambassador numbered BHA 222, from his days in Mughalsarai. Momai Motte (as my brother and I addressed him) had exquisitely beautiful handwriting. In the days of handwritten letters, he wrote down the lyrics to three Johnny Lee country songs and posted them to us, and those pages remained an invaluable treasure for a long time." Mentioned Kenny Deori Basumatary remembering the fallen actor. Kenny Deori Basumatary was the director and played an important part in the Local Kungfu team which produced several films including the superhit Local Utpat.
According to the post, Mahesh Deori was suffering from lung cancer for a few years but he never let his illness get in the way of his confidence. So much so that despite being unwell, he managed to dance a few steps on the occasion of Christmas last year with his family members. He was also an expert with his favourite guitar, which was also buried with him
According to the popular actor, Momai Motte was a pillar of support to not only him but their entire family. His balance between discipline and fun-loving was one of the things that shape the lives of a lot of people including his children Ronnie (Local Kung Fu's KK - "Peace; I mean peace") made it to NIT and IIM, and Jenny (Local Kung Fu's silkworms and snails) studied at TISS and now works in Australia. He also shared several anecdotes and incidents related to Mahesh Deori in the post adding that he would have played a role in their upcoming project as well.
Based on inputs from a post by Kenny Deori Basumatary
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