Bollywood grief fashion photographer Prabuddha’s demise

Noted fashion photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta passed away due to cardiac arrest on Sunday (August 12) when he was doing a photo session at Alibaug, as informed by his family. Prabuddha Dasgupta was a well-known personality in fashion and film industry and his sudden demise has given a big shock to those who knew him and worked with the ace photographer.

He was doing a photo shoot for a company at Alibaug, about 150 km from Mumbai, when he suffered a heart attack. Famous models like Lakshmi Menon and Lara Dutta had the opportunity to work with him. He also had a relationship with model Lakshmi Menon. His brilliant piece of work was exhibited nationally as well as internationally and published in Indian, French, English, Italian and American magazines. He shot the famous picture of Madhu Sapre and Milind Soman in the nude.

Bollywood took to twitter to express their grief and condolence to the deceased family.

"It's shocking news for all of us. He seemed to be fit and healthy. He was an inspiration to young photographers. He was fearless. He had the courage to do different things," said Editor at Better Photography magazine, K Madhavan Pillai.

Fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar said: "It is sad to hear about his demise. I got to know that he passed away in Alibaug this evening. He was doing a shoot for a company over there. He was a brilliant photographer and shot some really iconic images."

Actress Lara Dutta wrote on twitter,"I hear from twitter that Prabuddha Dasgupta has passed away. He shot me for the Femina cover right after I won Miss India. It was every woman's dream to be shot by Prabuddho! No one captured a woman like him. May his soul rest in peace."

"One of the finest photographers and a dear friend, Prabhuda, passed away. RIP. This has been a dark week," actor Farhan Akhtar said.