Shravan Rathod, of music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, dies of COVID; Bollywood mourns demise

Shravan Rathod, of the famous music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, passed away due to COVID-19
Shravan Rathod, of music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, dies of COVID; Bollywood mourns demise
Shravan Kumar RathodImage source: Twitter

Mumbai: Shravan Kumar Rathod, of the famous music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, passed away on Thursday. Shravan who was in his late 60s was suffering from COVID-19 and was admitted here in Mumbai’s Raheja Hospital.

Confirming the news, trade analyst Atul Mohan tweeted: "#SadNews #ShravanRathod of the famous music composer duo #NadeemShravan just passed away. He tested #COVID19 positive and was admitted to a city hospital in Mumbai after serious complications. The duo ruled the musical charts in 90s. My prayers with the family. Om Shanti."

Nadeem-Shravan are considered as the musicians who brought back melody in the early 90s with their chartbusters soundtrack of 1990, Aashiqui.

The duo’s collaborations with legendary singers Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan resulted in a series of musical successes through the 90s and early 2000s, including musical hits such as Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Phool Aur Kaante, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Saajan, Raja Hindustani, Dhadkan, Pardes to name a few.

Shravan was born in a musical family. His father was Hindustani classical singer Pt Chaturbhuj Rathod and was inspired by Kalyanji-Anandji’s music. His brother is popular singer Roop Kumar Rathod. Nadeem-Shravan parted ways in the 2000s. However, they came back together to compose for music the Do Knot Disturb, directed by David Dhawan-directed in 2009.

Soon after his death on Thursday, condolence messages from celebrities across the music industry, fondly remembering Shravan Rathod, flooded Twitter. Bollywood actors, musicians and filmmakers took to social media on Thursday night to express shock and mourn the demise of music composer.

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