Iconic Bollywood photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha passes away at 61

Leading Indian film industry photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away early on Tuesday morning following a massive heart attack. He was 61.

Gautam Rajadhyaksha at a function Pic/NARENDRA DANGIYA

Deeply loved and respected by the film industry, Rajadhyaksha had photographed several famous celebrities, ranging from Shabana Azmi to Aishwarya Rai.

He was most known for shooting iconic movie stills for Bollywood blockbusters like Hum Aapke Hain Koun(1994), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Ishq (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).

The funeral of Rajadhyaksha, a cousin of popular columnist and writer Shobhaa De, will be held this evening.

"Gautam's soft-focus photography style was unique and his artistic personality was unmatched.It was a privilege for people to get photographed by him," ," Shobhaa De said.

"He mentored several budding photographers. There will be only one Gautam," she added.

As the news of his death spread, Bollywood took to twitter to remember and mourn the artist.

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