Veteran composer Shravan Rathod passes away due to Covid-19 complications
Shravan had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week and was in a critical condition
One half of the Nadeem-Shravan duo, veteran composer Shravan Rathod passed away on Thursday night. He had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week and was admitted to Raheja Hospital in Mumbai. He was in a critical condition and had comorbidities like heart and lung issues.
Sharing his condolences, film director Anil Sharma tweeted,
V v sad .. just came to knw about the great music director #shravan he left all of us ..due to COVID .. very dear friend n colleague of mine .worked with him in #maharaja Always gave great melodies..my deepest condolences to his family. He will always remain in our hearts. RIP pic.twitter.com/Unop0Kctp8— Anil Sharma (@Anilsharma_dir) April 22, 2021
Nadeem-Shravan delivered several hit albums through the 90s. They got their break with the soundtrack of Aashiqui (1991), directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The album exemplified the filmi-ghazal genre and marked the rise of Kumar Sanu.
Post-Aashiqui, the duo cemented their success with Saajan, Phool Aur Kaante, and Sadak, all released in 1991. Their other notable albums from the decade include Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Diwali, Barsaat, Raja Hindustani, Pardes, and others.
Nadeem-Shravan continued collaborating through the early 2000s. After a brief split in 2006, they made their comeback with David Dhawan’s Do Knot Disturb in 2009.
Expressing his grief, AR Rahman tweeted,
Our Music community and your fans will miss you immensely #ShravanRathod ji Rest in peace Respect and Prayers— A.R.Rahman #99Songs (@arrahman) April 22, 2021