Manipuri filmmaker Homen D' Wai passes away

Homen D' Wai's recent film 'Ei Actor Natte' bagged the 'Best Popular Film Award providing wholesome entertainment'.

Filmmaker Homen D' Wai (Photo: IFP)

Award winning Manipuri filmmaker Homen D' Wai died of kidney failure late Saturday at Shija Hospitals in Imphal, sources said.

Homen was taken to the hospital for kidney dialysis, but fell unconscious due to health complications and died. He was also tested COVID-19 positive at the time of admission to the hospital, sources close to the filmmaker said.

Homen is one of the 'new age' filmmakers in Manipur, who started his film career under the guidance of pioneer filmmaker, K Ibohal Sharma. He started directing music videos and producing several hit singles.

Most of his films were commercially successful, such as Yaiskulgee Pakhang Angaoba, Dr Hemogee Heloi, VDF Thasana, Ningtha and others.

His recent film Ei Actor Natte won the award for 'Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment' in the 13th Manipur State Film Awards, 2020.

First Published:July 11, 2021, 1:18 p.m.

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