With him a chapter of Indian Cinema has come to an end. A name that has been associated since the time of inception of presenting images on big screens, legendary cinematographer V.K.Murthy is now no more.
Aged 91, V.K.Murthy passed away yesterday (07 April) morning at his residence in Bangalore.
Indian cinema has been filled with cinematic gems, courtesy V.K.Murthy's contribution - through his landmark works in films namely 'Pyaasa', 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam' and 'Kagaz Ke Phool'. Following which, he has to his credit Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the first recipient and Filmfare for Best Cinematographer among other accolades. Songs "Chaudavin Ka Chand" and "Wakqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam" are considered as his masterpieces.
Even on small screens he is known for his cinematography in tele-serial 'Bharat Ek Khoj' and as a cameraman in 'Tamas'.
On Murthy's demise Bollywood celebrities took to micro-blogging site to express their grief.
Ace filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan wrote: "VK Murthy, best remembered 4 his outstanding work on Guru Dutt's films like Pyasa Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam' 'Kagaz Ke Phool'- he lives on #RIP". RIP ace cinematographer VK Murthy -1 of d finest technician & d 1st to receive Dada Saheb Phalke award- a grt inspiration to many."