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Deveeri cinematographer S Ramachandra dies at 82

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Popular Indian cinematographer S Ramachandra, who had worked for the award winning films like Ghatashraddha and Deveeri, has died of respiratory problems in Bangalore today. The 82-year-old cinematographer was suffering from ill-health and was recently admitted to the Bangalore Institute of Oncology, where he was pronounced dead this afternoon (10th January, 2011).

S Ramachandra entered film industry as a cameraman in 1960s and he had worked for more than 75 projects, which included both Kannada, Hindi movies and TV series. He is known for his wonderful picturisation in the movies like Yaadein, Ghatashraddha, Chomana Dudi, Rushya Shringa, Akramana, Mane, Deveeri and TV series 'Malgudi Days'.

Ramachandra won several awards for his cinematography. He won Best Cinematographer National Film Award for Kannada feature film Rishya Shringa in 1977. He had honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, given by Karnataka State Film Awards in the year 2006. Now, his sudden demise has shocked the film industry.

We, at Oneindia, express hearty condolence to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

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