Veteran cinematographer Ramachandra Babu
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Ace cinematographer Ramachandra Babu passed away at a state-run hospital here on Saturday, according to film industry sources. He was 72.

In a career spanning close to four decades, he cranked the camera for over 130 films — mostly in Malayalam, although he worked in other South Indian languages, too.

A product of FTII Pune, Babu worked with legendary Malayalam filmmakers such as John Abraham, IV Sasi, Bharathan, Maniratnam, and Sasikumar to name a few.

He has won four Kerala State Film Awards for ‘Dweepu’, ‘Rathinirvedam’, ‘Chamaram’, and ‘Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha’ respectively.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while condoling the death of the master craftsman, recalled Babu as a legend of his own by reigning supreme during a long period in his career.

His major works include ‘Nirmalyam’, ‘Itha Ivde Vare’, ‘Nidhra’, ‘Yavanika’, ‘Ghazal’, ‘Kanmadam’, ‘Yugapurushan’ etc..

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