Tabla Legend, M.S. Maniam Passes on

Percussionist M.S. Maniam, Singapore's foremost tabla maestro died of cancer on Friday (Dec 22) morning. He was 70.

Maniam was part of the iconic Febra Band. His fame goes beyond just the Indian community as he also frequently performed at nightclub Zouk.

He would jam with home-grown and world-renowned DJs including English trance veteran Paul Oakenfold who played at Zouk's old location at Jiak Kim Street.

He died at Assisi Hospice at about 6 am on December 22, surrounded by his family. He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer a year ago. About three weeks ago, he was hospitalised in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and was moved to Assisi Hospice last week.

He leaves behind his spouse, a housewife who is in her 60s.

He currently lies at Mount Vernon and his funeral will be held on 24 December 2017 at Mandai Crematorium (Hall 1) at 5.45pm

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