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Legendary Indian film archivist P.K. Nair dead

India's pioneering film archivist and film scholar P.K. Nair, the founder and former director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), passed away today morning following prolonged illness.

By: IANS | Pune |
March 4, 2016 1:36:18 pm
p-k-nair-759 Indian film archivist and film scholar Paramesh Krishnan Nair. (Express archive)

India’s pioneering film archivist and film scholar P.K. Nair, the founder and former director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), passed away on Friday morning following prolonged illness, said filmmaker and film archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur. He was 82.

Nair, who was in critical condition since the last 10 days, passed away at 11 am at a hospital in Pune due to cardiac arrest, Dungarpur told.

“Tomorrow (Saturday) his body 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, also the founder director of Film Heritage Foundation, added.

Dungarpur directed a documentary film “Celluloid Man” in 2012, which explored the life and work of Nair.

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