Guwahati : 54 year old senior director, film and video editor Manas Adhikar committed suicide here in Guwahati at his own residence on Sunday evening by hanging himself from a ventilator of his residence.
He also directed the popular travel series Bidexot Apun Manuh (one of the longest running series on DDK Guwahati 2001-2009).
His achievement has been dutifully recognized by the film world and the government, which has always showered a plethora of praises, awards, laurels on the senior director. Manas also received the Assam State Award for Best Editing (2007).
Manas spent the initial part of his childhood in Kolkata where he studied till the eight standard in St. Thomas school. A science graduate, his entry into the film world happened when he assisted Munin Baruah in the film Pahari Konya. That was in the year 1987.
Manas had assisted many eminent film makers during his career such as Hemanta Dutta and Shiva Thakur as Assistant Director, he made his foray into the world of editing by assisting senior film editor Tapan Dutta. Since then, Manas has created a name for himself as a film editor of Substance by repeatedly producing quality creations.
Manas has won a string of awards with few names of laurels bestowed upon him are as follows- Moon Light Media Awards for four consecutive years in 2001, 2001, 2003, 2004, Jyotirupa Joint Media Awards for three consecutive tears in 2003, 2004 and 2007, the RAPA Award in 2004, the Prag Cine Awards in 2004 and he NE People’s Choice Award 2004.