Indian origin aspiring filmmaker dies in US

Published on May 20, 2015 08:28:28 AM

A 26-year-old aspiring Indian-American filmmaker passed away last week, after he was hit by a car while riding a bike in his home town of Philadelphia.

Vijay Mohan was born in suburbs of Chicago, pursued high school in India and studied at the Temple University in United States, where he earned a degree in film and media arts.

Mohan sustained multiple fractures and head trauma after he was hit by a car shortly after midnight on May 10, police said.

The city’s public access television station, PhillyCAM has mourned the death of Mohan stating, "We will greatly miss his gentle, funny and creative spirit. He was truly committed to our work and demonstrated it daily through his interactions with PhillyCAM producers."

Gretjen Clausing, executive director of Philly Community Access Media stated, "He was very welcoming and able to communicate technical things to people who didn't have much experience in a way that would make everyone feel comfortable."

PhilyCAM further stated that Mohan will also be remembered for his work as a student at Temple University, Scribe Video Center, BlackStar Film Festival and Philadelphia Asian Film Festival, besides organising with local community organisations in his neighbourhood and throughout the city. He has touched the lives of many individuals and communities in Philadelphia and beyond.