The ailing cameraman with high reputation Sundarnath Suvarana breathed his last on Tuesday early morning in Bangalore residence. The fascination and passion in photography at the age of 4 years made him to reach good heights working with stalwarts of Kannada cinema.
Over four decades of 62 years Suvarna worked in the field of photography and stood behind 150 Kannada films from Apuroopada Athigalu to Mahanadhi.
Suffering heart problem Suvarana gone thin in his personality in the last six months. The last public attendance was on November 1 when he came to receive the Kannada Rajyotsava award at Ravindra Kalakshetra.
Suvarana leaves behind wife, three daughters (two are employed) and all his three siblings in the photography field. The body of Sundaranath Suvarana will be taken on road to Mangalore where at his native place the cremation will take place on Wednesday morning.
After hearing the news of Sundaranath Suvarana death actress turned Minister today Umasri, Jnanapith award winner Dr Chandrasekhara Kambara, Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa, director Shivamani, senior cameraman BSBasavaraj, Sa Ra Govindu and others visited the house of Sundarnath Suvarana. The KFCC sanctioned Rs.25000 for the final rites of the stalwart cameraman.
Suvarana started his career from 'Apuroopadha Athitigalu'. He directed films like Anubhava, Aramba, Tiger, Agni Parva, Kiladi Thatha, Nee Nanna Daiva, Nischithartha, Mr Vasu, Emergency, Operation Antha, Anuraga Sangama are some of the commercial films. Among the top films of his cinematography are Golibar, Lock Up Death, Nammura Mandhara Hoove, Rajakiya, Gandugali Kumara Rama etc.
Sundarnath Suvarna was guest of honor at 'Belli Hejje' on June 23, 2012 at Badami House. In the chairmanship of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy Thara Anuradha the early days of Sundarnath Suvarna, his works and people know him closely spoke on his strength.