He will be alive in his clickings

 
He was 86. He is survived by wife Nagarathna, two sons and a daughter. According to his family members, Satyan was turning 87 on December 18. He was admitted at B M Hosiptal in the city on Saturday due to severe giddiness. During examination he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. He was put on intravenous medication. A CT scan indicated brain haemorrhage. The end came on Sunday around 2.30 pm.

Satyan had served in Deccan Herald as staff photographer. He also worked worked with the Illustrated Weekly of India. He was a recipient of Padmashree and Kannada Rajyotsava awards to name a number of honours bestowed upon him.

Among the most well known photographers of India, Satyan’s 1963 picture of Jawaharlal Nehru walking alone in the corridors of Parliament to present the White Paper on the Chinese aggression is a classic. Satyan’s pictures of children were world renowned and the UNICEF honoured the lensman by making an exhibit of his pictures.

A contemporary of some of the most famous names in journalism and literature, Satyan was a close associate of writer R K Narayan and H Y Sharada Prasad, former Information Adviser to Indira Gandhi.  The last rites were performed at Harishchandra Ghat in the City.

CM’s condolence

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yeddyurappa in Bangalore has mourned T S Satyan. In his condolence message the Chief Minister said Satyan as a photojournalist captured many rare movements across the globe. Though he was no more physically, he would remain alive forever through his work, he said.

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