Senior cinematographer Mallikarjun who has worked as a cinematographer for more than hundred films has died of kidney failure on Sunday evening.
Mallikarjun who made his debut as a cameraman through Mukhavada has worked for more than 100 films to date and was one of the most wanted cinematographers of 90s. mallikarjun was the cinematographer of some hit films like Sangliana, Avale Nanna Hendathi, CBI Shankar, Huliya, Marana Mrudanga, Prema Prema Prema, Danda Nayaka, Panadavaru, Chandi Chamundi, Kempu Mugilu, Oh Gandasare Neevestu Ollayavaru, Talwar, Badi, Ellelu Neene Nannalu Neene, Ponnamma, Kazar, Love in Singapore, and others. For Gandada Gudi 2 he won the State Award
Chitraloka Editor KM Veeresh had travelled with Mallikarjun for Ellelu Neene Nannalu Neene and Love In singapore movies to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia.
He was the permanent cameraman for K V Raju, Nanjundappa, Richard Castellino and others.
Off late, Mallikarjun was suffering from various health related problems and on Sunday has breathed his last. Chitraloka mourns the death of the senior cameraman of Kannada films.