Andaz Apna Apna cinematographer Ishwar Bidri passes away

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Veteran cinematographer Ishwar Bidri, finest recognized for his work in well-liked 1990s movies like Andaz Apna Apna and Border, died on Sunday as a consequence of a number of well being points. He was 87.

The famous director of images breathed his final at a hospital in Karnataka, his son Sanjeev Bidri mentioned.

“He suffered a cardiac arrest when we were at a marriage function in Belgaum, Karnataka on December 20. We immediately rushed him to KLES Hospital. He again suffered a cardiac arrest at the hospital and given his age, it led to multiple health issues. He passed away today at 9.50 am,” Sanjeev advised PTI.

Born in Karnataka’s Banhatti city, Ishwar Bidri is finest recognized for his longstanding collaboration with filmmaker JP Dutta for whom he shot motion dramas like Yateem, Hathyar, Batwara within the late 1980s and the 1998 warfare epic Border.

An emotional Dutta remembered the cinematographer as a “great asset” to his staff, who turned a member of the family over time.

The duo first labored collectively in 1976 on the director’s function debut, the unreleased Sarhad.

“It has been a very long journey, we started in 1976. My first film Sarhad never got to see the light of the day. Then we worked on Ghulami, Yateem, Batwara, Hathyar, and Border. He was a decent, honest man. He has one of the most hardworking cameramen I ever worked with. Coming from Guru Dutt sahab’s school of cinema, he was a great asset to me. I was much junior to him. He had seen me growing up as a filmmaker and my entire journey,” JP Dutta advised PTI.

The director mentioned he met Ishwar Bidri a number of months in the past.

“He would keep dropping by at the office for a cup of tea. He was like family,” he added.

Bidri additionally has films corresponding to Rajkumar Santoshi’s cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and motion thriller Ghatak (1996), and Andaaz, the 2003 romance musical directed by Raj Kanwar, to his credit score.

Ishwar Bidri’s final rites happened on Sunday night in Vijayapura, Karnataka.

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