The veteran cinematographer breathed his last at his residence in Bangalore
VK Murthy, 90, was suffering from several diseases; he died today (April 7) morning.
Venkatram Krishna Murthy, born on November 26, 1923 was a freedom fighter; he started his career in Mysore as a stage artist. Murthy was the first cinematographer to win the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
The veteran cinematographer was known for his camera work in Guru Dutt’s classics like Pyaasa and Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam. His stunning camera work in the song Chaudavin ka chand is still regarded as one of the best cinematographic work in Hindi cinema. Murthy has been in the Hindi film industry for over four decades. He received the International Indian Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. His death is big loss to Hindi cinema.
The last rites of VK Murthy will be held in Bangalore.