Manipuri State Film Development Society condoles death of Homen D' Wai

With Homen D’Wai’s passing away, the film community has lost 10 film personalities since the COVID-19 second wave, MSFDS stated.


The Manipuri State Film Development Society (MSFDS) on Sunday extended its condolences over the demise of award winning Manipuri filmmaker Homen D' Wai.

Condoling the death of the popular filmmaker and sharing the grief of the bereaved family, MSFDS said the demise of Homen D’Wai is 'a big loss for Manipuri Cinema'.

As a mark of respect and homage to the departed storyteller, candles were lit at the Manipuri Cinema Memorial at MSFDS complex at Palace gate at the film community, MSFDS secretary Sunzu Bachaspatimayum stated.

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With Homen D’Wai’s passing away, the film community has lost 10 film personalities since the COVID-19 second wave, MSFDS stated. 

Homen D' Wai, a resident of Sagolband Thangjam Leirak, died of kidney failure late Saturday at Shija Hospitals in Imphal. He was 51 and is survived by his wife and a nine-year-old daughter.

He was also tested COVID-19 positive at the time of admission to the hospital, sources close to the filmmaker said.

Homen D’Wai is one of the ‘new age’ filmmakers who started his film career under the guidance of the pioneering filmmaker, Kh Ibohal Sharma. Homen started his career by directing music videos to hone his storytelling craft, producing several hit singles. Subsequently, progressed onto directing feature films, churning out several super-hits. His "Ei Actor Natte" bagged the Best Popular Film award at the recently held 13rd Manipur State Film Awards. Some of his other super-hits films include, “Mittrang Keithel", “Raja”, "Yaiskulgee Pakhang Angaoba", “Dr Yaima”, “VDF Thasana”, “Eidi Thamoi Pikhre” etc.

 

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First Published:July 11, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

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