National Award Winner Cinematographer Ashok Kumar Agarwal Died Today
Ashok Kumar Agarwal the ace southern cinematographer passed away Wednesday. He was battling for life here for over the last six months with “health-related issues”.
Cinematographer’s family member said, “Cinematographer-director Ashok Kumar Agarwal passed away due to health problems this morning. He was undergoing treatment in hospitals in Chennai and Hyderabad over the last six months”.
Sources added, “His family recently brought him back home after his condition had deteriorated”.
Ashok Kumar worked as a lensman in over 100 films across several languages. He received a National Award for his work in 1980 Tamil film “Nenjathai Killathe”. And some of his best works include films such as “Jeans, “Nadigan” and “Johnny”. As a cinematographer he also worked in Hindi and English films such as “Sacha Pyaar” and “Backwaters”, respectively.
He also directed award winning films like “Abhi Nandana” (Telugu), “Andru Peitha Mazhayil” (Tamil) and “Kaamagini” (Hindi).