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Veteran photographer S Paul dies at 88

The photographer who defined photography in his own style was a winner of almost every major international prize associated with the profession.

Aug 18, 2017 09:39 IST
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S Paul, the veteran photographer who was described as 'The Henry Cartier-Bresson of India' by B&W Magazine of US, died in New Delhi on 16 August 2017. He was 88.

He died at a private hospital after undergoing a surgery a few days ago.

A self-taught photographer, Paul discovered his passion for the art as a teenager. He joined The Indian Express in the 1960s and retired from the newspaper in 1989.

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Paul received recognition and fame as a professional photographer when his pictures were selected for publication in three renowned British publications -- Amateur Photographer, Miniature Camera and Miniature Camera World.

Apart from other recognitions, Paul was the first Indian to be profiled by The British Journal of Photography in 1967.
He was the first Indian to win the Nikon International Photo Contest in 1971.

Paul was born on 19 August 1929 in Jhang, Pakistan. His birthday coincides with the World Photography Day.
Paul moved to India after Partition and his family shifted to Shimla. His younger brother, Raghu Rai, is also a renowned photographer.

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