The veteran lensman is currently admitted in ICU at SRM Hospitals
Ace southern cinematographer Ashok Kumar Agarwal is battling for life in the intensive care unit of a private hospital here for over a month with health-related issues, his son Akash Ashok Kumar said.
“My father, cinematographer-director Ashok Kumar Agarwal, has been suffering from health related issues for the past one month and is currently recuperating in ICU at SRM Hospital,” Akash said in a statement.
While reasons for his illness are unknown, hospital sources claim that his condition is not stable.
Ashok Kumar has worked as a lensman in over 100 films across several languages. Some of his best works include films such as Jeansa, Nadigan and Johnny.
He received a National Award for his work in 1980 Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe. He has also worked as a cinematographer in Hindi and English films such as Sacha Pyaar and Backwaters, respectively.
He has also directed award winning films like Andru Peitha Mazhayil , Abhi Nandana, and Kaamagini as well and has worked with several stalwarts of the Indian film industry.