Veteran photographer Mohinder Dhillo. PHOTO | NMG
Veteran photographer Mohinder Dhillo. PHOTO | NMG
Pre-Post Independence Veteran photojournalist Mohinder Dhillon has died aged 88. He died yesterday morning at Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, after a short illness.

Known for his fearlessness, Dhillon, who British troops in Yemen once half-mockingly nicknamed “Death-wish Dhillon”, will be remembered for his adventures that saw him risk his life in pursuit of the perfect shot.

Born in 1931 in Babar Pur village, Punjab, Dhillon came to Kenya in 1947 to join his father Tek Singh famously referred to as Bau Ji who had been working for the Uganda Railway since the age of 17.

He is known for photographing Kenya’s independence heroes and forged a close relationship with top political leaders like Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Tom Mboya, among others. He details some of the “countless” official public and State House events.

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