Mumbai: The 60-year-old ace photographer Gautam Rajadhaksha had died early yesterday morning (September 13, 2011) of a cardiac arrest. Many bollywood actors and actress attended the funeral was held today (September 14) here.
Singer Asha Bhosle, filmmaker Karan Johar, actress-sisters Kajol and Rani Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Tina Ambani, lyricist Javed Akhtar and columnist and author and his cousin, Shobhaa De were among those who visited Gautam Rajadhyaksha’s residence in south Mumbai to pay their last respects.
“He lived alone. Other members [at home] went to wake him up and found that he had passed away. He was up till 3.30 a.m. He was fine. He said he was going off to sleep. We found him dead in the morning,” Mr. Rajadhyaksha’s cousin and well-known writer and columnist, Shobhaa De, said.
The funeral was held at Chandanwadi in the evening and was attended by family and friends. Tina Ambani, Ms. De, lyricist Javed Akhtar and theatre personality Dolly Thakore attended the funeral.