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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gautam Rajadhyaksha was a wonderful person: Sachin Tendulkar

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar paid rich tributes to veteran photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha, who passed away on Tuesday. Tendulkar said he was sad to hear the news. “I’m really sad to hear about his demise,” Tendulkar told DNA here on Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Rajadhyaksha, well-known for portrait photography, passed away following a massive heart attack, family sources said. He was 61.

Rajadhyaksha, cousin of author Shobha De, was popular amongst all film personalities and worked on portraits of almost all the leading stars of Indian film industry. He had also worked with Tendulkar in the early days of the cricketer’s career, Terming Rajadhyaksha as a wonderful person, Tendulkar remembered the pictures taken by the fashion photographer, particularly for his book.

“He was a wonderful person and has taken some pictures in the early days of my career. He also took snaps for the cover page of the book ‘Making of a cricketer,” Tendulkar said.

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