- He worked in hits films like Rangeela, Hum and Khuda Gawah
- Insaaf, starring Vinod Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, was his debut film
- Naved Jafri and filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan paid tribute
Actor and host Naved Jafri and filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan took to twitter to offer their condolences. "Legendary craftsman of indian cinema passes away, ace cinematographer WB Rao sahib has left us, May his soul rest in peace, may the almighty give strength and patience to the family, deepest condolences," Jafri said on Twitter.
A legendary craftsman of indian cinema passes away, ace cinematographer WB Rao sahab has left us , May his soul rest in peace, may the almighty give strength and patience to the family, deepest condolences #wbrao#cinematography#Bollywood#Legend#ripwbraopic.twitter.com/2q53LanFNQ— Naved Jafri (@NavedJafri_BOO) January 16, 2018
Sivan said, "W B Rao, the much respected and revered cinematographer is no more."
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