Cinematagropher Ashok Kumar who has worked in many critically acclaimed films is suffering from a serious ailment and is being taken care in a hospital now.
Ashok Kumar has worked with many prominent directors and stalwarts of Tamil' Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali and Kannada film industries. In Tamil He has worked with the veteran director J.Mahendran and churned out classics like 'Uthiripookkal', 'Johny' and 'Nenajathai Killadhe'. He is also the recipient of the National award for Best Cinematography for his work in 'Nenjathai Killadhe' that released in 1980. He has worked in more than 100 films and the last film he has worked is 'Kovilpattti Veeralakshmi' that released in 2003. He has also directed award winning films like Andru Peitha Mazhayil(Tamil), Abhi Nandana(Telugu), Kaamagini(Hindi)
Ashok Kumar's son Akash Ashok Kumar who himself is a cinematographer who has worked in films like 'Thottaal Poo Malarum' and 'Ilamai Idho Idho' said in a telephonic interview with the Indiaglitz correspondent, "My father is unwell for quite some time and he has been admitted to the SRM Hospital, Kattangulathur. He is being treated in the hospital for more than a month now and he is presently kept in ventilator support. We are praying for his recovery".
Preferring to maintain privacy over the health complications suffered by the veteran cinematographer, Akash said "I just wanted to share the information about my father's condition with the press so that his industry colleagues and other well-wishers would come to know about it. My father also personally wishes to state that he is very close to his friends from the film fraternity and it has always been his first family for the last 3 decades. I request on behalf of my family and friends, for your prayers and wishes for his speedy recovery. If they can make a personal visit and speak positive words, it will be a great moral support to us".
Akash also noted that directors Mahendran. R.Pandiarajan (whose debut film Kannirasi had cinematography by Ashok Kumar), Tamil Film Directors Association President Vikraman and a few others have paid a visit.
Those who would like to look at his photos and videos, please visit his Face book page "National Award Winner - Cinematographer/Director Ashok Kumar" that is maintained by Rocking Now Entertainment (www.rockingnow.com)
We at Indiaglitz pray for the speedy recovery of the veteran cinematographer.