Sir RC mapakshi past away

RC mapakshi
(June 4th, 1944 – February 24, 2007)

It is with great regret that I announce the death of Sir R.C Mapakshi who lived for the betterment of Cinematography until his very last breath in the Kannada film industry.
He was an excellent cinematographer and teacher.
He was passionate about his work.
He is the person who is responsible for getting 70 MM to the Kannada films industry when he did the cinematography for Sharavegadha Saradara in the year 1988.
I have lived with sir for more than a year. He was my local guardian in Bangalore.
People often found him very strict, but he was very caring and loving.
I am short of words to express my feelings for the significant loss.
May his soul rest in Peace.

Link to the online article. MAPAKSHI NO MORE –

Link to the picture of Mapakshi sir taking camera class for us –


  1. I am very very sorry for you and for Didi. He was a good man and I am sorry that he had to die in so much pain and strife. let us hope he is now at peace and in a better place. Please do let didi know I send my love and condolences. Hope you are coping with this fine. *hugs*

    1. didi is ok now
      i worry about her.
      i don’t how she will get use to not having someone to guide her.
      if ur free i wanted to talk to u about something let me know if i can call?
      send me ur land line number.

      1. With deep regret I noticed about the sad demise of Sri R C Mapakshi. I wrote original story of Kuwari Bahu in Telugu which was translated into Kannada and read by RCP who narrated it to Mr Cooper, who in turn made it into a Hindi movie. At that time RCP was living in Mumbai. The film was shot in Hydrabad and we were sharing the same room in Rock castle hotel. He had the knack of judging a story if worthwhile, I observed.
        May his soul rest in peace.

  2. It’s 12yrs….still can’t come to terms with the loss. Will miss him forever. That’s the impact on each and every soul he was associated with. R u in touch with Anu?

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