Paramesh Krishnan Nair, known popularly in film circle as Celluloid Man, PK Nair, Passes away. who was under treatment for long, succumbed to cardiac arrest. Nair, who dedicated his life for preservation of films and building its collection at the NFAI, died at a private hospital in Pune, said doctors. Nair was hospitalised last week. Nair began his career as assistant curator in the then Film Institute of India during 1961 before he initiated the foundation of NFAI in 1964.
Inspired by his life, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur had made a documentary titled Celluloid Man in the year 2012, which later went on to grab many accolades, including two National Awards.
Here’s some celebrity tweeting out there heart on demise of Celluloid Man, P. K. Nair:
RIP #PKNair Saab. He single-handedly preserved India’s cinematic heritage. We all owe you. Salut & thanks for the education & inspiration!
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) March 4, 2016
What a loss.. PK Nair. How he loved film and was so knowledgeable. RIP
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) March 4, 2016