In my Blog of 22, December 2007, I wrote about him.
It is unfortunate that I could not meet him afterward.
The strings of the Sitar are silent.
The player had gone away
To make Heavenly Music
May his soul Rest in Peace.
Born in1947, at Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu, INDIA, Ramachandra Babu graduated from the Film Institute of India, in 1971. He started his career as Cinematographer with the film VIDYARTHIKALEYITHILEY (1972) and had done more than125Feature films as Director of Photography in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Arabic and English Languages. Four times Award Winner of Kerala State Film Awards for Excellence in Cinematography, he had also won many more Awards like –Rangam Award, Nana award, Film Fans Award, Film Critics award, Lux – Asianet Film Award etc for Excellence in Cinematography.
He had been associated as Cinematographer of many nationally and Internationally renowned Film Directors such as John Abraham, Ramu Kariat, Bharathan, K.G. George, M.T.Vasudevan Nair, P.N.Menon, I.V. Sasi, Sethu Madhavan, Sasi Kumar, Hariharan, Mohan, Mani Rathnam etc.He paints in water colours and writes poems in English in his spare time.
Being a Poet, he is also the inventor and creator of the new Genre of short film CINEKU, a unique combination of Cinema and Haiku Poems. He lives in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, with his wife and two sons. Besides being connected with several Film Associations, he is also the Founder President of INDIAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (www.iscindia.in)