Manipur’s Eminent Filmmaker, Chand Heisnam Passes Away On July 26

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On Monday July 26, Manipur’s eminent filmmaker and an important figure of the state’s film fraternity, Chand Heisnam has passed away, after battling with COVID-19 for five days.

According to Imphal Free Press report, the 58-yr-old filmmaker was treated for COVID-19 at Advance Hospitals in Imphal East for five days, where he breathed his last.

Heisnam was a film producer, director, cinematographer, editor, actor and talent-scouter of Manipuri Cinema.

He has been solely responsible for the growth of Manipuri cinema, with the touch of it’s bringing in life. The cinematic industry will will now witness a vaccum, difficult to fill.

Heisnam is described an institution, who introduced affordable technology, thereby shaping the VHS video film era in the state.

His first celluloid film production Kanaga Hinghouni, co-produced by Bright Films and Moirangthem Pramodini, was a box-office hit and critically acclaimed at the Manipur State Film Awards, receiving the Best Film award.

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