ROING, Jan 19: Elia Libang (32), of Jia village in Lower Dibang Valley district, who acted in the Adi film Aying Apong, died in the hospital here on Wednesday.
Libang was undergoing treatment at the hospital after being injured in a bike accident in December last year. He had sustained head injury, and had earlier been admitted in a hospital in Dibrugarh (Assam), but was unable to recover.
Libang is survived by his wife and a five year-old son.
“The state has lost a young and energetic artist,” the director of Aying Apong, Darbom Tayeng, said in a condolence message, and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Renowned artist Delong Padung also expressed condolences to the bereaved family.