Name: Aloysius Vincent
Birth: 14 June 1928
Death: 25 February 2015
Profession: Indian cinematographer and director of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films
Ajayan Vincent (Son)
1. J.C.Daniel Award
2. Kerala State Film Award for best director for Nadhi
3. Nandi award for best cinematographer for Annamayya and Adavi ramudu
4. Filmfare award for best cinematographer for Nadhi
5. National award for best Best feature film for Thulabharam
Vincent was born in 1928 in Calicut, then part of Madras Presidency. He was trained under cinematographer Kamal Ghosh and was initially associated with Gemini Studios. He started his career in Tamil cinema and shot to fame with the Sivaji Ganesan-starrer Uthamaputhiran. He then became a freelancer and achieved success in Malayalam and Telugu films.
He established himself as one of the leading cinematographers in South India and also earned a name in Hindi films.
He succeeded in bringing in the kind of visuals that were not seen before in South Indian films. In 2003, the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) awarded him an Honorary Membership, along with K. K. Mahajan and V. K. Murthy.
Vincent has directed around 30 films, mostly in Malayalam. The first Malayalam film he directed, Bhargavi Nilayam (1964), was scripted by renowned writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Vincent died on 25 February 2015 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife and two cinematographer sons–Jayanan Vincent and Ajayan Vincent–and daughters, Sumithra Maria and Snehalatha Marie.