Sep 15, 2011

Bollywood pays a tribute to Gautam Rajadhyaksha

Leading fashion photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away this morning and Bollywood stars mourned the loss of the great photographer.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: 'Gautam Rajadhyaksha the most gentlest of humans, and one of the finest photographers in the Industry, a friend,family favorite ..RIP. Too shocked to learn of Gautam ! Were talking about him just the other day. Many of his pictures adorn our house and our books.'

Rajadhyaksha was a close friend of Lata Mangeshkar. 'hum sabke priya mitra ,bahot bade photographer ,acche gayak, acche lekhak, aur bahot hi acche insan gautam rajadhyaksha ji ka aaj subha dehaant hua,humare liye ye bahot dukh ki baat hai,mujhe kadam kadam pe ek acche insan ki yaad aati rahegi,main ishwar se prartana karti hun ki ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de,' she tweeted.

Juhi Chawla regretted she couldn't meet him. 'Got the shocking news that gautam passed away !!! But was even more surprised he was in mumbai .. I thought he d shifted to kunnoor ...wish I d known he stays in town ... Would ve met up with him ..his home is close by ..one more cruel reminder .. Don't wait ..do it now .. Some day it will be too late !!!still can't believe it ... Good ol gautam ! Shot with him many many times ..some of my earliest and best,' she tweeted.

Javed Akhtar tweeted: 'Gautam was my friend from 70s.all childhood pictures of Zoya and Farhan in our albums are by him.he was like family to us .He is gone.'

Celina Jaitly tweeted: 'Saddened by the news of the demise of legendary ace photographer Gautam rajadhyakshya .. He made us timeless with his talent..we will miss u.'

Madhur Bhandarkar was shocked: 'Shocked 2 hear abt d demise of best portraitist photogpher Gautam Rajadhyaksha. He was a great human being & will b missed always. RIP!

Farhan Akhtar wrote: 'Rest in Peace, Gautam. Will miss you and remember you with fondest memories.'

Karan Johar tweeted his condolences: 'A deep sense of loss...we lost the one man who captured every movie star with his lens and his heart...RIP Gautam...you will remain forever!'

Rajadhyaksha's cousin Shobhaa De wrote: 'My darling Gautam Rajadhyaksha no more.Saddened beynd belief.Farewell confidante-cousin.Thank u 4 your generous love nd soft focus memories.'

Boman Irani tweeted: 'Rest in peace Gautam. You made everything look so beautiful. "All this and heaven too!"'