Award-winning photographer, Kamlakar Kubal, to sell his most famous work

Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 11:42 IST | Santosh Wagh | Mumbai

He had to quit photography and work as a security guard to make ends meet, feels the sale will free him from the financial crisis

Kamlakar Kubal shows the award-winning picture he wants to sell. Pic/Rajesh Gupta
Kamlakar Kubal shows the award-winning picture he wants to sell. Pic/Rajesh Gupta

An award-winning photographer is these days ironically living his most famous photo's twin captions: 'Life is a challenge: Meet it' and 'Life is a tragedy: Face it.' The 57-year-old had to quit photography which is his passion and his profession until six months back, to work as a security guard at a Mulund housing society in order to make ends meet.

Kamlakar Kubal, a resident of Kanjurmarg, has now decided to sell what he calls his lifetime achievement, the photo which gave him recognition as a wildlife photographer in 1986.

Kubal was a professional wildlife photographer and has also worked for films and TV. He said, "A photo I had clicked in the year 1986 at a construction site in Chakala had caught many a wildlife lovers' eye in a competition in Vile Parle. It has a white cat in the process of attacking a hen. I won the first prize for it. Many celebrities loved it and happily signed it. Today I am selling it so that I can give my wife a better life and son a good education." He earns Rs 9,000 a month. Kubal said he used to work as a supervisor in an automobile company from 1978 till 1984 until it shut down. After that he got into photography. He said he was trying to contact those who had autographed the picture including Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar to help him sell it, so that he can come out of his financial crisis.

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