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Gautam Rajadhyaksha dead News

  • | June 27th, 2012

    Rauf Ahmed, former editor of Filmfare, remembers Gautam Rajadhyaksha

    Rauf Ahmed, former editor of Filmfare, remembers Gautam Rajadhyaksha

    The ace photographer brought in a new dimension to how celebrity portraits were shot
    Gautam Rajadhyaksha, Bollywood’s most celebrated photographer, passed away after a massive heart attack in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, September 13. Rauf Ahmed, former editor of magazines like FilmfareZee Premiere, Screen, etc, was one of the photographer’s closest associates and among the first to recognise his talent. Rauf says, “When I took over as the editor of Filmfare in 1986, it was a very old-fashioned magazine and I revived it. Gautam had a very important role in this. He brought in a pictorial quality very rare in film magazines. Earlier, there was more focus to show the person’s achievement rather than how the picture was.” Click here to read more

  • | September 21st, 2011

    Star photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away this morning

    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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  • | September 13th, 2011

    Gautam Rajadhyaksha was a skillful writer as well: Sanjay Surkar, Marathi film director

    Gautam Rajadhyaksha was a skillful writer as well: Sanjay Surkar, Marathi film director

    Gautam Rajadhyaksha was an all-rounder, best known for his photography. But he was a good writer as well – his story for a Marathi movie, Sakhi, directed by Marathi director Sanjay Surkar, is still greatly appreciated. Sanjay says, “Gautam was a very close friend; we knew each other right from the beginning of my career. He was the best photographer, but he also had the skill to write stories for dramas and movies. His innocence was simply amazing. And that has reflected in his story of Sakhi. There was softness in his personality. When we went to his house, we always felt like we were in some other universe. His entire home is full of his photographs. Gautam had a positive energy in him, and he was always hoping for one more film to write.”
    Actor Sonali Kulkarni played the lead role in Sakhi. She remembered how Gautam gave her a lot of confidence and self respect from the start of their friendship. “I knew Gautam since my first photoshoot in 1998. Apart from being the best photographer, he was very fond of Indian classical music and Marathi literature. He loved each and every art form. With Sakhi, he never forced his ‘writer’ attitude on us while on the sets of the movie. His passing away is a huge loss to the Marathi and Hindi film industries.”Click here to read more