Remember that poignant picture of Nehru and Vinobha Bhave? The Bangalore lensman who shot it, T.L. Ramaswamy, is no more.

T.L. Ramaswamy, the Bangalore photographer who shot the iconic picture of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with Acharya Vinoba Bhave has passed away, at age 89.

The Nehru-Bhave photograph was published first by the Kannada daily Praja Vani, which pays a warm tribute to him on its pages today.

“T.L. Ramaswamy was a calm, simple man who was always smiling and went about his job with great equanimity,” says veteran photographer T. Abdul Hafeez.

Ramaswamy’s photo syndication firm Mysore News Photos supplied pictures to Praja Vani and Deccan Herald for 35 years from 1950.

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