Film activist Bidur passes away


Imphal: Prominent writer on Manipuri cinema and recipient of Swarna Kamal, the national award winner for Best Film Critic, R.K. Bidur succumbed to post covid complication on Wednesday at chest ICU, JNIMS on Wednesday.

He was 80 years of age and survived by his wife. One of the best film critic in India, RK Bidur was the founder-president of the Manipur Film Journalist/Critics Association (MFJCA).

Terming the demise of the eminent film personality as irreplaceable, Manipur State Film Development Society, MSFDS, deeply mourns the lost of R.K. Bidur. The Society described R.K. Bidur as an encyclopaedia of Manipuri cinema, whose passing is a huge lost for Manipuri Cinema.

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Bidur’s active participation in film society movement, his brilliance in critiquing the intricacies of the cinematic art and his personal knowledge of the journey of Manipuri cinema made him a staunch promoter of regional cinema especially the Manipuri film movement.

In his fond memory and as a mark of respect for his invaluable contribution to Manipuri cinema, a candlelight memorial was held the Manipuri Cinema Memorial erected at MSFDS complex, Palace Gate by the film community of the state that has altogether lost six film personalities during the pandemic so far.

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The other five departed film personalities were Dr. Thiyam Suresh Singh, Irom Maipak, Hem Athokpam, Sagolsem Romio Meitei and Em Kay Jeet.


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