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Noted cinematographer Ashok Mehta passes away

By NewsDesk • Published on August 15, 2012

India’s well-known cinematographer Ashok Mehta, 65, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was suffering from lung cancer and was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.

Some of his memorable works include: Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen, Shyam Benegal’s Mandi and Trikaal, Aparna Sen’s 36 Chowringhee Lane and Paroma,  Subhash Ghai’s Ram LakhanKhalnayak and Kisna, MF Husain’s Gaja Gamini, Rajkumar Santoshi’s Pukar and Mukul Anand’s Trimurti.

Mehta won the National Award for Cinematography in 1981 for 36 Chowringhee Lane and in 2000 for Moksha. Moksha was the only feature length film he wrote and directed.

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