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VK Murthy, the renowned cinematographer died

Apr 8, 2014 10:10 IST

VK Murthy, the renowned cinematographer and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee died on 7 April 2014 at his residence in Shankarapuram. He was 91 and was famous for his camera work in Guru Dutt’s classics like Pyaasa and Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam.

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Now he is survived by his daughter Chaya Murthy.

About VK Murthy (Venkatarama Pandit Krishnamurthy)

• He was the first cinematographer to be chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for 2008. He received the hounour on 19 January 2010
• For his contribution to Indian cinema, he received the International Indian Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005
• In 1959, he won the Filmfare Best Cinematographer award
• He was born on 26 November 1923 and pursued diploma in Cinematography in the first batch of 1943 to 46 from the Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic

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