Cinematographer Ashok Kumar is ill from past one month. His son Akash has written a letter to the media about his health status. Find the letter below...
The primary objective for this mail is to ensure that entire Indian film fraternity (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Hindi) would be noted of his present condition and well wishers, fans and friends alike are aware of the status of his health at present. Herewith, I would like to officially state the status regarding him as below:
My father, cinematographer/director Shri Ashok Kumar Agarwal, one of the most renowned and respected technicians of the Indian Film industry has been suffering from health related issues for the past one month and is currently recuperating in ICU at SRM Hospital, Katankalathur, Chennai since the last 1 month. My father has worked in over 100 plus movies and is most known for his National Award for Best Cinematography for the 1980 tamil movie "Nenjathai Killathe". He has been the DOP for various movies including movies like:-
· Jeans, Uthiri Pookal, Johnny, Vetri Vizha,
· Gali Patalu, Kali, Prema Pachulu(Telugu)
· Swapnam, Taxi Driver, My Dear KuttiChaathan (Malayalam)
· Bawandar, Saccha Pyar(Hindi),
· Backwaters, Maya (English) to name a few.
He has also directed award winning films like Andru Peitha Mazhayil(Tamil), Abhi Nandana(Telugu), Kaamagini(Hindi) as well and has worked with stalwarts and legends of the Indian Film Industry which is a pride for our film fraternity.
My father also personally wishes to state that he is very close
to his friends from the film fraternity and it has always been his
first family for the last 3 decades. I request on behalf of my
family and friends, for your prayers and wishes for his speedy
For those who would like to look at his photos and videos, I request you to visit his Facebook page
Looking forward to all your well wishes,