Kohima, Aug 22: A 15-year-old blind Naga boy is creating a sensation by singing in at least 16 different languages.
Ham-e-Konyak, the blind Naga boy, has proved that “if you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it”.
Born on November 21, 2007, Ham-e-Konyak hails from a small village in Kongan in Mon district of Nagaland.
Ham-e-Konyak can sing in a maximum of the languages of Naga tribes.
He can sing in Sumi, Yimchunger, Angami, Rengma, English, Assamese, Hindi, and a number of different tribal Naga languages.
Konyak additionally has a YouTube channel, in which he uploads songs, sung with the aid of using him, in special languages with the assistance of his brother-in-regulation.
Ham-e-Konyak didn’t collect any formal schooling in tune.
However, with sheer dedication and grit, Ham-e-Konyak turned into capable of examining the nuances of tune and educated himself in gambling guitar and different musical instruments.
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“When I turned into a kid, I turned into now no longer every day like others. I additionally in no way went to high school. So, there has been no choice besides to take a seat down at domestic and pay attention to the tune. Gradually, I evolved a sort of ardor for tuning and making a song. These days my father and my brother-in-regulation assist me to locate new songs or the modern-day songs on YouTube, and this is how I found out many songs,” Ham-e-Konyak informed the media.
The talented teenager, however, regrets that there’s no faculty for blind kids close to which he resides, which pressured him to stay illiterate.
“I want I can also move to high school much like everyday kids. I am very a whole lot inquisitive about language. I took up making a song nearly all Naga tribe songs of their languages and I completed it successfully though I don’t know the meanings. I also want to apologize to all my Naga brothers and sisters if ever I make any mistakes in tone and pronunciation,” he said.