Bollywood photographer Jagdish Mali passes away

Bollywood ace photographer Jagdish Mali, father of actress Antara Mali, breathed his last at Nanavati hospital around 11 in the morning.  He was diagnosed with liver and intestinal problem in 1998 and since then he was not keeping well. For quite a long time, he was also suffering from depression. He was addicted to alcohol and it took a toll in his health.

"He was not keeping well for some time. He had liver and intestinal problem as well," sources close to the actor told.

Jagdish Mali was a renowned photographer of 80’s  and worked with many A-listers of Bollywood, like Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Kareena Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Irrfan Khan and others.

In January, this year he was spotted in disturbed situation in Mumbai street with torn clothes and memory loss. He was recognized by actress Mink Brar and took Mali to his address. However, the next day his daughter Antara Mali rubbished the disoriented condition of her father and said that he is fine.

No sooner the news of his death was announced, it spread like a wild fire and celebrities and close ones of Mali took to twitter to express their condolence.

Photographer Subi Samuel tweeted, “Iconic photographer, @jagdish mali passes from here to eternity. RIP Sir. You have been an inspiration to me, and millions of Bollywood followers!!!”

Producer-socialite Ashok Pandit tweeted, “Ace photographer Jagdish Mali passed away at 11.20 am today at Nanawati Hospital. Will miss U jaggi. RIP” Shweta Pandit @ShwetaPandit7 wrote, “This is shocking news. Was supposed to meet him. Will miss you Jaggi! RT”