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Rajan Devadas, an acclaimed Indian-American photojournalist died

Dec 29, 2014 12:13 IST

Rajan Devadas, a photojournalist whose lenses chronicled Indo-US relations from Washington DC, for more than half-a-century died on 26 December 2014. He died due to cardiac arrest at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Maryland. He was 93.

He is survived by his wife Kimiko and eight children.

About Rajan Devadas
• Devadas in his career as a photojournalist covered the US visit of every Indian Prime Minister from Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh
• He also photographed every US President from John F Kennedy to George W Bush
• Other world leaders he photographed include
a) Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain
b) President JR Jayewardene of Sri Lanka
c) President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
d) Spiritual leaders such as Pope John Paul, Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa
• In 2002 he was awarded with Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honors
• He was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 1921


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