KATHMANDU: Noted director of Nepali feature films Shiva Regmi has passed away this morning.
A patient of kidney failure, Regmi breathed his last while undergoing treatment in Balkhu-based Vayodha Hospital. He was a permanent resident of Chitwan.
It has been learnt that he had recently caught pneumonia as well.
Regmi's body will be taken to his home district for final rites on Monday afternoon.
Regmi had started his film career as a script writer.
He has directed dozens of films. His two films - Parai and Manle Man Chhunchha - are currently running at cinema halls across the country.
He is survived by a wife, a son and two daughters.
He was 49.