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Condolence: Indian film scholar P K Nair passes away

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Published on 4 March 2016 9:38 AM GMT

Condolence: Indian film scholar P K Nair passes away
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Mumbai: Veteran Indian archivist and film scholar Paramesh Krishnan Nair passed away on Friday following prolonged illness. He was 88.

“Nair was in critical condition since last 10 days. He passed away at a city hospital due to cardiac arrest”, said film-maker and film archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.

"His body, on Saturday, will be kept from 8 am in the morning at National Film Archive of India (NFAI) and the cremation will take place after that," Dungarpur added.

Highlights:

  • NFAI was established in 1964 and Nair was appointed to the post of assistant curator in November 1965.
  • He was fundamental in introducing the works of world masters of cinema.
  • He had a collection of over 12,000 films when he retired in April 1991.
  • Nair was awarded the Satyajit Ray Memorial Award in 2008.
  • Dungarpur directed a documentary film called ‘Celluloid Man’ in 2012, which showcased the life and work of Nair.
  • The film won two national awards including Best Biographical Film and Best Editing.

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