Sound recordist dead

Updated - March 29, 2016 02:21 pm IST

Published - August 10, 2015 12:00 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

Krishna Elamon, pioneering sound recordist, died here on Sunday. He was 96.

One of the first technically-qualified sound recordists from Kerala, Mr. Elamon entered the film world while staying at Shantiniketan. After finishing his course, he joined the Sree Sound Studio atDadar, Bombay, and went on to work under Chandrakant Pandya, and S.V. Patil, considered the best sound recordists at the time.

In 1943, he worked as assistant sound recordist for Phool by Shaukal Hussain. Later he worked forNazir Hussain’s Laila Majnu .

In 1945, Mr. Elamon did his first independent sound recording for Dharti Ke Lal . He got married to Rajeshwari and his father-in-law’s friend Kunjukrishna Pillai introduced him toP. SubramaniamofMerryland Studios. He worked in Merryland for nearly 30 years, before retiring in 1981, after recording sound for several films.

He is survived by his sons Girish Elamon and photographer Suresh Elamon and daughter Sushma.

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