Star photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away this morning

Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away Tuesday morning at 4am due to a major heart attack. The 61-year-old fashion photographer had worked with the creme de la creme of the Indian film industry. Celebrities have expressed their sorrow on Twitter. Karan Johar was the first one to tweet the news of his sudden demise. KJo tweeted, “Gautam Rajadhyaksha was one my most favourite people in the fraternity…funny,sensitive and always positive..I love you gautam and I miss u. A deep sense of loss…we lost the one man who captured every movie star with his lens and his heart…RIP Gautam…you will remain forever!” Abhishek Bachchan remembers the photographer in his tweet, “The 1st time I ever did a professional photoshoot was in front of the lens of the great Gautam Rajayadaksha. He was a pioneer in glamour…Photography and possibly one of the sweetest and most gentle people you would ever meet. Rest in peace Gautam, you will be greatly missed.” Atul Kasbekar who considered him his guru tweeted his condolences, “My Guru n Mentor, Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away this morning. My principal influence n a truly wonderful, gentle, kind n talented man”. Gautam was the cousin of former model and author Shobhaa De. “My darling Gautam Rajadhyaksha no more. Saddened beyond belief. Farewell confidante-cousin.Thank u 4 your generous love nd soft focus memories.” He got the first break as a portraitist by shooting pictures of Shabana Azmi.

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