RIP Manish Acharya

The brilliant director of Loins of Punjab Presents is no longer with us. I am shocked and heartbroken. He was a wonderful man – super intelligent, interested, warm, funny, talented, inspiring, always a pleasure to be around. My love to his family.

Manish’s voice was “Shadow Puppet #3” in Sita Sings the Blues.

I’m still absorbing the shock. More when I get back from New Hampshire next week.


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

5 thoughts on “RIP Manish Acharya”

  1. This is terrible news. I loved “Loins of Punjab Presents” and was certainly looking forward to seeing what other movies its creator might make…

  2. I am very sorry for your loss.

    I didn’t know about Manish Acharya but I saw, and loved, “Sita Sings The Blues.”

    I am a long-time admirer of your cartoons and because I am only now becoming acquainted with them, a recent admirer of your ideas.

    What saddens you saddens me,
    again I am sorry for your loss,

  3. It is an unfortunate fact of human nature that while at first I had never heard of Manish, when I read that he was Shadow Puppet Number 3 I suddenly felt sad.

    I am glad you caught his unscripted voice in film so that we could all enjoy the feel of his personality for a few moments too.

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