Bollywood cinematographer Ishwar Bidri, who has contributed to some of the most of classic 1990 films like Andaz Apna Apna and Border among many others, passed away on Sunday due to several health complications. The veteran was aged 87. In a conversation with PTI, Ishwar's son Sanjeev Bidri confirmed the unfortunate news saying that the veteran suffered a cardiac arrest when the entire family was at a marriage function. The notable cinematographer was immediately rushed to the hospital; however, he couldn't make it.
Sanjeev told PTI, “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." Among others, Ishwar Bidri shared a special bond with filmmaker JP Dutta and the two had collaborated on several projects like Yateem, Hathyar, Batwara and Border.
JP Dutta, in an interview with PTI, got emotional and called Ishwar a 'great asset' to his team, who eventually went onto become a family member.
“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. He would keep dropping by at the office for a cup of tea. He was like family," said JP Dutta.
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