Shravan Rathod, of Nadeem-Shravan duo dies due to COVID-19; Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman, others express grief
Bollywood music composer Shravan Rathod died at 66 on Thursday due to Covid-19 related complications. The fraternity remembered him and expressed their condolences.
Condolences poured in after the news of Shravan Rathod's death came out last night, with members of both the music and film fraternity expressing their grief at the loss. "He passed away around 10:15 PM. Please pray for his soul," news agency PTI quoted his son as saying.
Shravan, of the famous music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, passed away on April 22 in Mumbai. He was admitted to Raheja Hospital in Mahim in a ‘critical’ state after testing positive for COVID-19 and was under observation in ICU.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar paid tribute to the late composer in a tweet. "Very sad to know about the passing of music composer Shravan. Nadeem-Shravan created magic for many films in 90s and later, including Dhadkan that has remained legendary in my career. Deepest condolences to his family," tweeted Akshay.
AR Rahman, in his tribute, wrote: "Our music community and your fans will miss you immensely Shravan Rathod ji Rest in peace. Respect and prayer."
Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar wrote in his tweet: "My heartfelt condolences to Shravan ji's family his partner and the whole music fraternity . We have lost a very talented composer and a wonderful person."
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor, who had worked with him for films, wrote in his tribute for Rathod: "Deeply pained to hear of the demise of music Director Shravan. Have wonderful memories of working with him for the music of Judaai and Sirf Tum. My heartfelt condolences to the family. RIP."
Singer Shreya Ghoshal tweeted: "Shocked to hear the news of Shravan ji (of Nadeem Shravan) passing away. A genuine humble human being and one of the biggest composers of our music industry. Another huge loss in this pandemic. God give strength to the bereaved family. Rest in peace."
Nadeem-Shravan were among the most famous music composers in the late 80s and 90s, giving chartbuster songs in films like Aashiqui, Saajan, Pardes, Judaai, Sirf Tum, Raja Hindustani etc.
After they split in the mid-2000s, the duo reunited to compose for David Dhawan’s Do Knot Disturb in 2009.