ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Hundreds of people from all walks of life on Sunday took part in a candlelight vigil here to pay their tributes to Bom Tayeng, the first Turntablist from the state who passed away on April 19 last following a car accident.
Popularly known as DJ Bom, Tayeng along with one of his friend Jhon Megu was traveling towards Namsai when their car met with an accident near Dambuk.
While Tayeng died on the spot, Megu succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.
The candlelight vigil at Waii International Hotel was organized by Dream for United Arunachal (DUA).
Extending his condolences to the bereaved family members of the departed souls, DUA convener Passang Dorjee said in Bom’s demise the state has lost a gem of a person who gained popularity among the youths and also represented the state in various platforms.
He said the DJ genre in the state was very naive for everyone when Bom came around and made it popular among the youths.
Where many people see DJing as an unconstructive profession, I, on the other hand, have witnessed that it has created huge employment opportunities for those interested in the state, Dorjee said.
Kiogi Gida Gagung, one of the first apprentices of DJ Bom, said the unfortunate demise of Bom is a great loss for the state and especially for those who were following his path.
“Besides being a good teacher, he (Bom) was also a good friend and more of a family to me,” Gagung said, adding that his dream to represent the state on a global platform remains unfulfilled in his demise.
Bom had a huge fan following in the state as well in the entire Northeast.