IMPHAL: Hollywood superheroes have fueled our childhood memories with nostalgia and fun. Ironman, one of the cult evergreen superhero with a loyal fan base across the world. A great addition to the legions of fan of Ironman is Manipur teen, Ningomban Prem, who has created a life like Ironman suit replica, using waste electronic materials.
He is from Heirok Part 2 village of Thoubal district in Manipur. His fascination for robots started when he was a child but as young teenager in 2015 his craze for Ironman costume grew stronger.
Creating a life life Ironman was not an easy u task for the intelligent young boy, in a meticulous manner he passionately planned and designed the costume.
The teenager struggled to collect waste electronic materials from nearby areas due to financial constraints faced by his mother.
Frequently used electronic items that becomes waste has been used to create the robot. These items include IV-fluid tubes, syringes, emergency lamps, speaker frames and electronic toys.
As an avid movie buff he informs that the he wants to introduce this scientific creation in Manipuri cinema which he feels has most films based on romantic stories.
Another example of his ingenious idea is the use of motors to make the armors and cardboards to make body parts of the robot.
Prem's new found fame has not stopped him from helping his parents at roadside Puri/food stall. He is a product of Imphal Art College pursuing fine arts. Dedicating every two hours on daily basis working to build robots, the Manipur teen has taken over social media feeds with noted personalities including industrialist Anand Mahindra sharing the video on Twitter. He tweets :
Move over Tony Stark. Make way for the REAL Iron Man. And it would be a privilege to assist him & his siblings in their education. If someone can connect me to him, it will be a privilege for me & @KCMahindraEduc1 to support him. (🙏🏽 @jaavedjaaferi for forwarding the video) pic.twitter.com/sKs8V3H8xQ— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 20, 2021
His mother Ningombam Raseshwori Devi has urged the government to support him in his future endeavor as she is unable to afford things required to support her son's vision.