Peter Pereira, a seasoned director of photography and special effects creator, went suddenly at the age of 93. Mr India (1987), Sheshnaag (1990), Ajooba (1991), Border (1997), and Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973) are some of Peter Pereira’s best-known works (1973). Actor Abhishek Bachchan posted a homage to him on his verified Twitter account after learning of his passing.
For the uninitiated, Peter has made a substantial contribution to Sunny Deol’s film Border and the films Ajooba, starring Amitabh Bachchan, and Mr. India, starring Anil Kapoor. Junior Bachchan tweeted,“Our industry lost a legend today. #PeterPereira was a pioneer in Cinematography in our films. One of the greatest!”
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He further added about Peter Pereira, “I remember him fondly from the sets of my father’s films that I visited as a child. Kind, loving, dignified and brilliant. Rest in Peace, sir.” In no time, Twitterati took to the comments section and paid condolences. Several Twitter user also gave their condolences by saying, “May the departed soul rest in Peace,” “legend” “Rest in Peace”, and “Om Shanti”.
The late cameraman had briefly discussed pursuing a career in the entertainment industry in 2019, during an interview with Scroll, given that his father was also in the industry. He stated, “My father was a photography enthusiast. I shared his hobby and enjoyed photography from the very beginning, throughout my youth. I owned a small Brownie camera and used to take lots of pictures. It was during my time as an apprentice at Basant Studio, where being in that whole environment in which films were being made, I too got attracted to motion pictures.” The most recent project of Peter pereira was a documentary by Hemant Chaturvedi.