Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) has deeply mourned the demise of film producer and cameraman, Guruaribam John Sharma.
A resident of Keishampat, Keisham Leikai, John was the nephew of film pioneer, Gurumayum Narayan Sharma.
He passed away on December 28 at a hospital in Delhi where he was undergoing treatment for a Kidney ailment, leaving behind his wife and two kids.
John produced and shot the award-winning film “Saklon Amada” (2010) under the NS films banner.
The film received the best film award in the SS Manifa Film award.
MSFDS in a statement said, “In the sad demise John Sharma, Manipuri Cinema has lost a dedicated film practitioner. MSFDS shares the grief of the bereaved family.”
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As a mark of respect and homage to the departed film personality, a candlelight memorial was observed at the Manipuri Cinema Memorial at the MSFDS complex at Palace gate.