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Nihal Pancratius – a music legend passes away

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He came to the United Kingdom to further his career and he was often seen with his sound equipment and musical instruments mainly at concerts and charitable fund-raising events, raising money for charitable causes and his College.

Nihal Joseph Pancratius, was a leading light among the Tamil diaspora in the United Kingdom. He was a Tamil pop musician, a composer and a performer. An artiste par excellence in the music field, he was yet a very humble Old Boy of St.Patricks College Jaffna where he received his secondary education in the 1960’s.
He came to the United Kingdom to further his career and he was often seen with his sound equipment and musical instruments mainly at concerts and charitable fund-raising events, raising moneyfor charitable causes and his College.

Especially during the difficult times of the civil war, when the College was more than an educational institution.it was a place of refuge, Nihal used his guitar to entertain the Old Boys of the College at all occasions, to liven memories of his school days.
He wasalso the lead musician and part of awell known Music Band,aptly called the Rainbows. His backing group comprised Yoga Thillanathan, Suren Rajasingham, and Sri Kumar….

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