MSFDS mourns death of film critic RK Bidur

Bidur was the founder-president of the Manipur Film Journalist/Critics Association (MFJCA)

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 19 Jun 2021, 2:57 pm

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Terming the demise of eminent film personality RK Bidur as irreplaceable, the Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) mourned the loss on Wednesday.

One of the best film critics in India, Bidur was the founder-president of the Manipur Film Journalist/Critics Association (MFJCA), MSFDS stated in a release signed by Sunzu Bachaspatimayum.

RK Bidur was an encyclopaedia of Manipuri cinema, whose passing is a huge loss for Manipuri Cinema. He was 80 years of age and survived by his wife, MSFDS stated.  

Bidur’s active participation in the 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, it stated.

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, it added.

Meanwhile, Writers’ Forum, Imphal has expressed deep condolences over the demise of RK Bidur. The Forum led by its president Keisham Priyokumar offered prayers for the departed soul to rest in peace, Writers’ Forum stated in a release.   

He was not only an imminent film activist and critic but the author of several books such as, ‘Wakhal Machu Machu, Shaktam Makhal Makhal’ (2011); Mitkup Khara (2012);  Kaunakhigadra Haina (Atenba Punshi Shaktamsing, 2013), it stated.

For his contribution to literature, he was given several literary awards in the state as well, it mentioned. His loss is a huge loss and it has left a vacuum which can never be filled, it added.

First published:9 Jun 2021, 5:33 pm


IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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