September 13th, 2011
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Ace photographer Gautam Rajadyaksha passes away

Gautham RajadhyakshaMumbai: Veteran Bollywood and fashion photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away at his residence following a heart attack. Rajadhyaksha (62) is the cousin of popular columnist and writer Shobhaa De.”Gautam’s soft-focus photography style was unique and his artistic personality was unmatched,” Shobhaa De said. “It was a privilege for people to get photographed by him. There will be only one Gautam,” she added.

Rajadhyaksha’s glamorous photo-shoots helped propel many actors, including Madhuri Dixit to stardom. He mentored several budding photographers. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar described Rajadhyaksha as an excellent photographer as well as a good singer.”He used to like opera and had a sound knowledge of classical ragas. He talked to us on music and also explained photography to me.”

“Gautam Rajadhyaksha was one my most favourite people in the fraternity… funny, sensitive and always positive. I love you Gautam and I miss you,” Karan Johar tweeted.

“Rest in peace Gautam Rajadhyaksha — every photographer aspired to be him and every face wanted to be captured by him — will miss you,” Deshmukh said. Celebrities like Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarka, Boman Irani, Shreya Ghoshal, Dabboo Ratnani and Riteish Deshmukh paid tribute to the ace photographer

The ace lens-man had converted a hobby into a profession and excelled as a glamour photographer, clicking over 200 film personalities in 20 years of wielding the camera as a professional.The funeral of Rajadhyaksha will be held this evening.







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