TODAY -

Film critic, national awardee RK Bidur no more
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, June 09 2021: Noted film critic, film activist, Manipuri litterateur and a long time columnist of TPC's sister publication Poknapham, RK Bidur passed away at the age of 80 on Wednesday at JNIMS Hospital due to post-Covid complications.

RK Bidur was found Covid-19 positive on May 22 and was admitted to JNIMS Covid Ward.

He was discharged from the hospital after testing negative on May 29 .

But due to ill health he was again admitted to Advanced Hospital, Palace Compound from where he was referred back to JNIMS where he breathed his last at Hospital's ICU on Wednesday noon.

RK Bidur was born on October 17, 1941 at Nongmeibung Wangkheirakpam Leikai, Imphal East and was the fourth child of late RK Haimosana (Mutumsana) and late Bid- humukhi.

He retired from government service as an assistant account officer.

He was the first Manipuri to join the prestigious Film Appreciation Course of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

RK Bidur had been honoured with many awards during his lifetime including the Best Film Critic Award (Swarna Kamal) at 56th National Film Awards.

He had also been a prolific writer with numerous books to his credit for which he was also honoured with many literary awards.

RK Bidur was also the founder-president of the Manipur Film Journalist/ Critics Association (MFJCA), Cine Club founder secretary, founder member of Critics Forum Manipur as well as member of various literary bodies.

Meanwhile, Poknapham and its sister publication The People's Chronicle, Manipur State Film Development Society, Writers' Forum Imphal, CPI Manipur State Council, Manipur Sahitya Parishad Tripura, Shree Shree Govindajee Natsankirtan Palace Compound, Critics Forum Manipur and Ipak Films Production have condoled the sudden demise of RK Bidur, by observing two minutes' silence and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace, while also sharing the grief of the bereaved family.

In a release, MSFDS also informed that in RK Bidur's fond memory and as a mark of respect to 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 Covid-19 pandemic so far.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 10, JUN 2021
  • 775 more test positive, 7 more deaths reported
  • CM graces distribution of agricultural inputs
  • Negative Covid certificate now needed to open pharmacies/oil pumps
  • Pharmacy closure leaves many in the lurch
  • Police officer suspended for 'excessess' at Motbung, CTF Motbung area condemns
  • Many decry grenade attack at AMSU Hqs
  • 1 cop wounded in gun attack on NH-37
  • HiDiPSAM appeals
  • COHR condemns 'brutal' killing of Mangboilal
  • 'The Birds and Bees Talk' programme launched
  • Tengnoupal Village Authority lauds HS Benjamin Mate
  • Rajen inspects collapsed building
  • RIMS docs donate medical O2 cylinders
  • SBI Foundation
  • MSFDS mourns demise of RK Bidur
  • Fake driving licence racket busted
  • JAC of NH 2 Expansion appeals
  • 86 test positive
  • First aid training for IRCS, Senapati concludes
  • Seven fatalities, 775 new positive cases reported
  • State records another post-vaccination fatality
  • Probe into woman's death
  • CM hails farmers, agricultural scientists
  • Crowd at PNB bank posing risk of Covid-19 spread
  • COHR condemns killing of Mangboilal
  • First cashless island longs for development, CM's visit
  • 87 people found positive in IW
  • Mass testing in Senapati: 248 tested, four positive
  • Govt urged to lift curbs on distribution of relief items
  • Dr Kala stresses timely treatment
  • Mass testing to continue in virus zones: MLA
  • Govt urged to hike land rate for project affected areas
  • NMSYO condemns 33 AR raid at Maram
  • Many condemn grenade attack at AMSU office
  • Suspension of Motbung outpost officer triggers mixed reactions
  • Continue NFSA with PMGKAY till pandemic is over: CPI-M
  • School body expresses concern over marking criteria
  • Commando driver hurt in attack
  • Minister Rajen assesses collapsed DMC pillar
  • None will starve in CCpur AC, assures MLA Hangkhanlian
  • State gets Rs 210 cr as PDRD grant
  • PREPAK (Pro) cadre held with grenade
  • RIMS doctors donate medical oxygen cylinders
  • SBI Foundation, others donate to CM-CRF
  • MLA helps 16 families of Covid victims
  • Philanthropy group presents medical kits to Noney DA
  • TSA asks IGAR (E) to support education of Mangboilal's kids
  • UNC condoles death of Henry Paotei
  • Covid curbs taking toll on Langathel farmers
  • Many continue to distribute relief items
  • RNCM convenes meeting with telecom operators
  • Mass Covid testing conducted at Apfii Saliki Senapati
  • NMSYO condemns
  • Mass testing and vaccination for COVID-19 held at Khurai AC
  • CM performs prayer at Sanamahi shrine
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Laklaroi Amuk Hanna Yeningtha #2 : Gallery
  • October Calendar for Year 2022 : Tools
  • Old Lambulane, was a trend setting locality
  • Agniveer recruitment rally at Mizoram
  • Prevention of parasitism in livestock #3
  • The ground zero of gratitude
  • Eye makeup products every girl should have
  • COVID-19 : Impact in Manipur :: News Timeline
  • Another statewide observance of Irabot Day
  • Saluting the Lamyanba : Respecting dissent
  • How does the full moon make waves...
  • COVID-19 Status 29 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Legalising production & sale of liquor
  • RKCS Children's Painting Competition
  • Online Essay Competition
  • Significance of World Heart Day 2022
  • A kind of feeling :: Poem
  • Free rice and plight of state's farmers
  • Lifting prohibition after 3 decades
  • Linthoi Chanambam : First Judo Gold Medalist
  • COVID-19 Status 28 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2022 #4: Gallery
  • Sore Admiration :: Poem
  • Accountant Assistant @ Amber & Arthur
  • World Heart Day 2022
  • Indo-Naga Talks (2012-) :: News Timeline
  • Plastic menace: Time over for warning
  • Promoting cycling in Imphal
  • Mera Chaorel Houba @ Kangla #1 :: Gallery
  • Tripura Fashion Week @ Agartala :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 27 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • ST status demands in India #2
  • Socio-cultural tourism in NE India
  • Investigation against CRPF Personal
  • Backache in diabetics: Never ignore it
  • 'Poison' liquor still favourite for commoners
  • What has happened to the ban on SUP ?
  • Maibi Jagoi @ Thangjing Haraoba :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 26 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Lamyanba Irabot Ningsing Tha : Plantation
  • World Pharmacists Day 2022
  • Workshop of Wildlife Crime Prevention
  • Genius is knowing when to stop !
  • Naga final pact as Nagaland polls near
  • Lifting prohibition : Talk of the day
  • Tarpon Chaklen Katpa @ Andro #1 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 25 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Lamyanba Irabot Ningsing Tha : Fingerlings
  • Tripura Fashion Week in Agartala
  • World River Day & our environment
  • Nubank : banking industry in Brazil
  • Opposition parties struggling to dent BJP
  • From High Court to Supreme Court ?
  • Lokchao Bridge @ NH 102 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 24 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • What were Phizo's last words to Khodao?
  • Priyadarshini, Priyanka: Everest Taekwondo
  • I swear :: Poem
  • Incomplete lifting of prohibition
  • Prevention of parasitism in livestock #2
  • Wakhal Eronba- Sumang Leela #1 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 23 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Arbin Tonjam: best designer - Miss Manipur
  • Lamyanba Irabot Ningsing Tha at Ithing
  • Ferry to Ganges :: Poem
  • Making public health messaging entertaining
  • Student schooling order exposes fault...
  • Discipline : The common thread
  • Camping @ Shirui Lily Fest #1 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 22 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Youth : An idea can change the world
  • Perceived class conflict triggers friction ...
  • The tale of a forgotten diary
  • Face Redness- How to get rid of it
  • CADA - Govt on collision course
  • Inching towards a final pact ?
  • Border Pillar Inspection @Kamjong :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 21 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Strange bed fellows attempting to cohabit
  • Training for entrepreneur in Food Processing
  • Recalling Alzheimer once again !
  • New Education Policy : The CUET rigmarole
  • Liquor for better health! Indigestible
  • Now focus on ST demand
  • Byron Aihara - A True Lover of Manipur
  • International Day of Peace 2022
  • Human Capital Formation, need of the hour
  • Prevention is better than cure !!
  • Prevention of parasitism in livestock #1
  • Security Conference at Tamenglong
  • Concrete action must follow 'CM Da Haisi'
  • Tag of a dry State for the last 30 years
  • Pungyam Yeiba Fest @Singjamei :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 19 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • National Bamboo Innovation Challenge
  • International Day of Peace & environment
  • Lamyanba Irabot Ningsing Tha: Social Service
  • World Bamboo Day celebrated
  • Domestic capitalists unwilling to trust & invest
  • Street food vogue boon for youth
  • Sit-ins demanding inclusion in ST list
  • Down Memory Lane: My Years with MSAD #3
  • COVID-19 Status 18 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Licypriya to attend UN General Assembly
  • Screenwriters invited to 6-month screenlab
  • An ideal civil servant
  • Tripura Fashion Week in Agartala
  • Opposition parties struggling to dent BJP
  • Taking the customer for granted
  • Miss Manipur 2022 #2 :: Gallery
  • Irabot Ningsing Tha : Jagoi Competition
  • Bringing drug users to mainstream society
  • Namo Birthday special: India matters globally
  • Criticizes village occupation in Ukhrul
  • Use of local agri wastes as substrate
  • Jiribam Keithel [15 June] #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 16 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Boeing University Innovation Leadership
  • ST status demands in India #1
  • Literacy enhancement as a career choice
  • Agniveer recruitment rally at Assam
  • Ignoring the perfect solution to everything
  • Eyeing to end insurgency in next 5 years
  • Laklaroi Amuk Hanna Yeningtha #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 15 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Manipuri Muslim (Pangal) Historical Society
  • 7th election: NE Student Org, Jalandhar
  • Macnivil releases new song: Price they'll pay
  • Youth advocating for sexual health & rights
  • Engineers : The backbone of any Nation
  • IBSD celebrated Hindi Diwas
  • Who is at fault for shrinking roads?
  • After 25 years of negotiations
  • Heikru Hidongba @Bijoy Govinda #2: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 14 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Joint Accordant by NSCN/GPRN & NNPGs
  • In search of Khubak Ishei
  • Lamyanba Irabot Ningsing Tha at Bishnupur
  • Beauty benefits of Amla
  • STDCM sets sight on bandh to draw Govt
  • The unplanned city of Imphal Concrete jungle
  • Down Memory Lane: My Years with MSAD #2
  • COVID-19 Status 13 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Constitution & flag still dogs settlement
  • Churachandpur - The chaos and mess !
  • Rice Afrika is using tech to increase rice
  • Voluntary Blood Donation: An act of solidarity
  • Nagaland desperate for solution to Naga issue
  • Final solution likely very soon: Note key word
  • Miss Manipur 2022 #1 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 12 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Is there a need for another Nupi Lan ?
  • Consultation: Development at Lairouching
  • Bullying : Losing of children's dignity
  • Social Entrepreneur, social currency they earn
  • AMSU in dire need of support of CSOs
  • Mum on the points of JCILPS, STDCM
  • 57th Hunger Marchers' Day #3 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 11 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • 1st Anniv: The Keithel Store Pune :: Gallery
  • Beyond Teachers' Day
  • On farm production of Mycorrhizae
  • Onam and the legend behind it
  • COVID-19 Status 10 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Fake voters testify official nepotism
  • From 1999 to 2022 : TSE is now 23
  • Yaoshang Thabal Competition #3 :: Gallery
  • Kholao Deben went with the Queen
  • Imaginary grudge severs human relations
  • A Phenomenally Him :: Poem
  • Bharat Jodo Yatra: Last ditch effort...
  • Special Lok Adalat for Imphal & Bishnupur
  • Pineapple Fest @Bunglon, CCpur :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 09 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Tarpon: Annual offerings to the dead by living
  • Book review: Aeromycology over Kachai lemon
  • On saying Hello
  • Himalayan Day celebrated at IBSD, Imphal
  • Get rid of strawberry legs at home
  • Manipuri driver primary source of 'Loyalty tax'
  • The 'tax-extortion' argument
  • Down Memory Lane: My Years with MSAD #1
  • COVID-19 Status 08 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • [Jobs] Biotechnology ignition grant for NE
  • 1st Anniversary of The Keithel Store Pune
  • International Literacy Day & our Environment
  • 1 Lakh Hand Sanitizer Bottles handed over
  • Pinning hope on Sangai fest to draw tourists
  • Points to study from Mizoram
  • Heikru Hidongba @Bijoy Govinda #1: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 07 Sept : Govt of Manipur
  • Schedule Tribe Demand, Recent cries
  • Intricacies of core issue in Naga insurgency
  • On Poiroukhongjin High School issue
  • Celebrating International Literacy Day, 2022
  • Condemn physical assault on women vendor
  • Scoundrel official undermining essence of ILP
  • Is the ban on SUP effective ?
  • Ayekpam Shyamsunder's life & works
  • Book release: 'Osman Thambal' at Imphal
  • World Sexual Health Day celebrated in NE
  • Manipur Tech Univ: top at India Hackathon
  • Insomnia :: Poem
  • Change - Inside Out!
  • Biological control in agriculture #2
  • Nearest-to-home posting of teachers policy
  • Addressing shortage of teachers
  • Ibudhou Thangjing Haraoba #6 :: Gallery
  • Ancient Manipur kingdom and Brahmanism
  • Teachers' role in multicultural North East
  • Regarding closing 34 Assam govt schools
  • mPharma is revolutioning access to medicine
  • Asking to believe as we receive
  • 10 years of TPC: Success collectively shared
  • Significance of observing Teachers' Day
  • Krishna Janma @ ISKCON :: Gallery
  • Growing support globally to end HIV medicine
  • Teachers' Day & My Rumbling Thoughts
  • Soibam Bindeshori : Indian Prime Icon Award
  • Can't public figures drink & dance
  • Climate emergency
  • Jumping ship trademark of state's politicians
  • Switching side from JD (U) to BJP
  • Sit-in for Meetei ST @ Kongba :: Gallery
  • Meira Rally against Drug Traffic #2 :: Gallery
  • 57th Hunger Marchers' Day #2 :: Gallery
  • Reception of Linthoi Chanambam :: Gallery
  • Jiribam Train station [15 Jun] :: Gallery
  • Haipou Jadonang - Martyr Day :: Gallery
  • 13 August observed by CSOs :: Gallery
  • Mirabai Chanu: gold @ Commonwealth Game
  • Rules of English Pronunciation : Download
  • Sub-Syllables in English : Book Download