Sunday, September 24, 2017
Noted photographer and former Assistant Director of Information and Public Relations Department D.Sridhar Naidu passed away today afternoon at his residence.
Sridhar Naidu (90) leaves behind two daughters and four sons. Last rites will be performed on Monday. He took photography at an young age and joined the Information Department of Hyderabad government after the ‘police action’ in 1948. In his long career of more than four decades, he was witness to the history in the making of documented the freedom struggle in Telangana, formation of Andhra Pradesh, foundation stone laying of Pochmpad, Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar projects by Jawaharlal Nehru, Vinobha Bhave’s tour and President Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy’s banquet to US president Jimmy Carter in New Delhi. He was said to be the only photographer to be allowed in the banquet hosted for Jimmy Carter.
Sridhar Naidu was felicitated by the veteran journalists’ association recently. The associations condoled his death and described him as a photographer par excellence.