Kannada cinematographer SV Srikanth died due to age-related ailments on Thursday (May 8).
Cinematographer SV Srikanth
Veteran Kannada cinematographer SV Srikanth, who worked in more than 70 films, died at the age of 87 on Thursday (May 8) at his residence in Bengaluru. His demise has sent shockwaves across Sandalhood as he was one the best cinematographers of his time.
Reports suggest that he was not doing well for the past few months due to age-related ailments and passed away after complaining of breathlessness.
SV Srikanth, was the first cinematographer in the Kannada film industry to introduce the dual role technique in the film Babruvahana. He started his career as a photographer in Mysuru, and later worked in a few Bollywood films as a camera operator.
Srikanth also won Best Cinematographer awards from Karnataka state government for his work in films such as Gejjepooje, Margadarshi, Ashrutarpana, Babruvahana, Premamayi, among others. He was also a close aid to legendary filmmaker Puttanna Kanagal and had worked in many films with later actor Dr Rajkumar.
Born in Maddur in Mandya district, he is survived by his wife and son.
ALSO SEE | Popular Kannada actor Bullet Prakash dies at 44 in Bengaluru
ALSO SEE | Ramesh Aravind’s Shivaji Surathkal to re-release post coronavirus lockdown
ALSO WATCH | No Kaala release in Karnataka, fans devastated