Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has termed Gautam Rajadhyaksha, who passed away here early Tuesday, as one of the finest photographers in the industry, while his son Abhishek remembered his first photo shoot with the fashion photographer.
Bollywood took to Twitter to express grief over Rajadhyaksha’s demise. He was very popular amongst all film personalities and worked on portraits of almost all the leading stars. His sudden death of a heart attack has shocked the film fraternity.
These are some of the tributes paid to Rajadhyaksha:
Shobha De: My darling Gautam Rajadhyaksha no more. Saddened beyond belief. Farewell confidante-cousin. Thank you for your generous love and soft focus memories.
Amitabh Bachchan: Too shocked to learn of Gautam! We were talking about him just the other day. Many of his pictures adorn our house and our books. Gautam Rajadhyaksha the most gentlest of humans, and one of the finest photographers in the industry, a friend, family favourite…RIP
Juhi Chawla: Got the shocking news that Gautam passed away!!! But was even more surprised he was in Mumbai… I thought he’d shifted to Kunnoor…still can’t believe it …Good ol Gautam! Shot with him many many times…some of my earliest and best.
Shekhar Kapur: Shocked 2 learn Gautam Rajadhakshya passed away. Great photographer, artist, old friend and supporter.
Abhishek Bachchan: The first time I ever did a professional photo shoot was in front of the lens of the great Gautam Rajyadaksha. He was a pioneer in glamour…
Pritish Nandy: Gautam Rajadhyaksha was a friend. He did some of the best pictures for the Weekly. And I shall miss him. He gave me a script and a script outline some time back. He won’t be around to see the films being made.
Sanjay Chhel: RIP Gautam Rajadhyaksha: Magican of Camera who could turn an ordinary face in to a Star ..Most down to earth man in glam world, a sweet person, who never behaved like Star Photographer…we will miss you Gautam.
Dia Mirza: RIP Gautam… What a beautiful human being you were… Always smiling… All heart. You will be missed. And your work celebrated always.
Boman Irani: Rest in peace Gautam. You made everything look so beautiful. All this and heaven too!
Karan Johar: Gautam Rajadhyaksha was one of my most favourite people in the fraternity…funny, sensitive and always positive…I love you Gautam and I miss u.
Punit Malhotra: RIP Gautam Sir…One of my first experiences on a film set were made richer by you…Will never forget…
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to hear about the demise of best portraitist photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha. He was a great human being and will be missed always. RIP!
Farhan Akhtar: Rest in Peace, Gautam. Will miss you and remember you with fondest memories.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: Heard of the sad demise of ace photographer Gautam Rajyadaksh. My first ever portfolio was shot by him. Asha Bhosleji had sent me to him! RIP.
Riteish Deshmukh: Rest in peace Gautam Rajadhyaksha – every photographer aspired to be him and every face wanted to be captured by him- will miss you.
Onir: Saddened to know about Gautam Rajadhyaksha. Had shot at his studio many years back. Remember him as a gentle kind man and an amazing photographer
Celina Jaitly: Saddened by the news of the demise of legendary ace photographer Gautam Rajadhyakshya… He made us timeless with his talent…we will miss u.
Aftab Shivdasani: Got the sad news of the passing away of the ace photographer Gautam Rajyadaksha this morning…a wonderful human being and a gentle soul, RIP.