Sources from the hospital confirmed the news and said: "Yes. Jagdish Mali passed away today morning." Surprisingly, the reason behind Mali's death is unknown. A while ago, he had hit the headlines after being found roaming disoriented and dishevelled on the streets of Mumbai.
Filmmaker Ashok Pandit expressed condolence on micro-blogging site Twitter: "Ace photographer Jagdish Mali passed away at 11.20 am today(Monday) at Nanawati Hospital. Will miss you jaggi. RIP."
Photographer Subi Samuel tweeted, "Iconic photographer, @jagdish mali passes from here to eternity. RIP Sir. You have been an inspiration to me, and millions of Bollywood followers!!!"