He’d captured many Bollywood stars and politicians through his lens
Jitendra Arya, one of the most renowned photographers of India, passed away last Thursday (July 21) in Mumbai. He had been ailing and breathed his last in the ICU of Bombay Hospital. Jitendra had come to Mumbai from London when his wife was offered a role in Guru Dutt’s film Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1962). He worked with The Times of India as the national chief photo editor from 1960 to 1985. During this period, he shot captivating pictures of many Bollywood stars, politicians, and other eminent personalities. Jitendra was also the owner of Chetana Restaurant and Book Centre at Kala Ghoda in south Mumbai’s Fort area.
Photo: A picture by Jitendra Arya