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 cinematographer.
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 few days.
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.