Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod dies of Covid aged 66

Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod dies of Covid aged 66

24 April 2021 04:06 pm

Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod has died shortly after testing positive for Covid-19, his family has confirmed.

The 66-year-old and his wife had just returned from India's Haridwar city, where huge crowds gathered to take part in the Kumbh Mela Hindu festival.

Rathod created some of Bollywood's most enduring hits of the 1990s, alongside his musical partner Nadeem Saifi.

Oscar winner AR Rahman paid tribute, tweeting: "Our Music community and your fans will miss you immensely".

The Slumdog Millionaire composer was not the only person paying tribute online. Actor Ajay Devgn added: "Shravan (and Nadeem) walked 30 years alongside me in my career with the evergreen album for Phool Aur Kaante.

"Very sad, very unfortunate to hear of his demise last night."

BBC