Cinematographer Ashok Kumar critically ill

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Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

Cinematographer Ashok Kumar critically ill

Ace southern cinematographer Ashok Kumar Agarwal who has handled the camera for films including ‘Uthiripookal’, ‘Mullum Malarum’, Johny etc is battling for life in the intensive care unit of a private hospital here for over a month with health-related issues, his son Akash Ashok Kumar said.

His son Akash in a statement, said “My father, cinematographer-director Ashok Kumar Agarwal, has been suffering from health related issues for the past one month and is currently at home recuperating.

I request on behalf of my family and friends, for your prayers and wishes for his speedy recovery. If they can make a personal visit and speak positive words, it will be a great moral support to us” Ashok Kumar has worked as a lensman in over 100 films across several languages. Some of his best works include films such as “Jeansa, “Nadigan” and “Johnny”.

He received a National Award for his work in 1980 Tamil film “Nenjathai Killathe”. He has also worked as a cinematographer in Hindi and English films such as “Sacha Pyaar” and “Backwaters”, respectively.

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