Ace cinematographer Ananadakuttan passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday, his family announced.

He was 61 and was undergoing treatment for cancer.

He began his full-fledged career as a cinematographer in 1977.

In a career spanning close to four decades, he cranked the camera for over 150 films, including Malayalam films like His Highness Abdulla, Manichithrathazhu, Bhratham and Sadayam.