The great saxophonis Kadri Gopalnath passed away recently. A sad news for connoisseurs of Indian classical music. I had made an extensive photo series on him in the mid 80s, when he was in his 30s. I was a teenager then! My photo series and the accompanying text was the first major story on him in the media. He had just returned from a successful tour of the US and was seen as a rising star. He had already performed at many Jazz festivals around the world. He was a family friend. He was a regular visitor to Ashoka Vardhana’s Atree Book Store whenever he was in town….Here are some of the images that I had made in 1985.