Veteran cinematographer Aloysius Vincent passed away on 25 February 2015 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu following a brief illness. He was 86. He is survived by his two sons, wife and daughter.
He was a well-known cinematographer in various film industries including Telugu film industry, Tamil Film Industry and Bollywood as well.
Vincent was also credited for introducing the zoom shot in Indian cinema through his 1958 Tamil film Uthama Puthiran.
About Aloysius Vincent
• Vincent was born on 14 June 1928 in Calicut (now known as Kozhikode) in Kerala.
• In 1953, he started his career as a guest cinematographer in Telugu film Chandi Rani. Since then he has worked as cinematographer in more than 150 films.
• His last film as a cinematographer is Telugu film Annamayya (1997).
• Vincent is also multilingual director. Since mid-1960s he had directed around 30 movies in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
• Some of his famous directed films were Bhargavi Nilayam (1964), Murrapennu (1965), Nagarame Nanni (1967) and Asuravithua (1968).
• In 2003, Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) awarded him an honorary membership. He also won Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer for Prem Nagar in 1974.