Producer-novelist-director Agni Shridhar has decided to pay his last tribute to Sandalwood's ace cameraman Sundarnath Suvarna. The cinematographer, who recently passed away, had worked with Shridhar in his directorial debut Thamassu.
Thamassu has won three State Awards - Best Movie, Best
Screenplay (Agni Sridhar) and Best Supporting Actor - Female
(Harshika Poonacha). The movie had
Shivaraj Kumar, Padmapriya, Yash and Nassar in the
important roles. Sources said that Sridhar has decided to give away
the full prize money to Suvarna's family and pay tribute to the ace
However, Shridhar has refused to disclose the fact of giving
away the prize money to Sundarnath's family. Sundarnath Suvarna
passed away on December 10, 2013 at his residence. It was reported
that he was suffering from cancer and was under palliative care for
Sundarnath Suvarna's cinematography was mass appreciated by the audience in epic movie Gandugali Kumararama. He was also successful in handling camera for the action thrillers like Lock Up Death, Golibar and others. Sundarnath was the most wanted cinematographer in the 80s and 90s. He was felicitated with Rajyotsava award in 2013. Apart from cinematography, he had also directed the movies like Agni Parva, Nee Nanna Daiva, Tiger Gangu and Khiladi Thatha, and produced the movies like Arambha and Halliyaadarenu Shiva.