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ACE CAMERAMAN B MARULAPPA NO MORE
Posted date: 06 Sat, Jun 2020 04:19:15 PM

One of the legends in cinematography field a long time tutor at SJP – Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnis where he studied cinematography in the first batch in 1943 with Dada Saheb Phalke award winner VK Murthy – B Marulappa passed away on Friday in Bengaluru at his Jayanagara residence.

B Maralappa after studying in first batch of SJP reached Mumbai but not as cameraman but in charge of Dadar Film Processing lab. VK Murthy his batch mate flourished in Gurudat camp as ace cameraman.

B Maralappa after a few years returned to Bengaluru from Mumbai and started working as lecturer at SJP till his retirement.

At SJP Bengaluru Marulappa trained over 200 cinematographers that include BC Gowrishanker, Govind Nihalani, Bengaluru Nagesh, Ishwar Bidri, SM Sagar and others. Pranayaraja Srinath was also student of cinematography in the SJP studied under B Marulappa.

Marulappa has also made Khedda Operation and Mysuru Soap Factory documentaries that are top class even today.

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