Renowned wildlife photographer, Murari Yeshwantrao Ghorpade, passed away recently at the age of 80.
Seven time MLA and the former finance and rural development minister in Karnataka, Ghorpade was also an award-winning wildlife photographer.
His black and white pictures won several national and international prizes, including the fellowship of Royal Photographic Society of Britain and Excellence federation International De L’Art Photographic in 1976. In 1983, he was the first wildlife photographer to win the International Master Photographer award from Master Federation International De L’Art Photographic. In 1985, he also received the Karnataka Rajyotsava award and Lalit Kala Akademi award for photography in 1994.
We at Smart Photography offer our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and also pray that his soul rests in peace.