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Aadesh Shrivastava loses the battle to cancer, but his work lives on

Vineeta Kumar | Updated on: 5 September 2015, 10:19 IST

Aadesh Shrivastava, a popular Indian music composer, succumbed to cancer in Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital on 5 September. In the course of his 22-year-long career in Bollywood, Shrivastava composed music for various hit films like Baghban (2003), Chalte Chalte (2003), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2003), Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001) amongst others.

The Mora Piya singer was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2010 but overcame the disease. However, he suffered a relapse a few months back and was fighting it with courage. His family was even seeking help from a Tibetan monk to cure him.

Shrivastava sang his first song with Lata Mangeshkar in 1993 for a film called Kanyadaan. However, the film never got released and his singing talents went unnoticed. The film that introduced him to movie-goers was Aao Pyaar Karen (1994). Starring Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Somi Ali, the film had a song 'Haathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal...', that went on to become a great chart buster.

His other memorable songs include:

Kya Ada Kya Jalwa Tere Paro - Shastra

Shava Shava - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Yeh Hawayein - Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai

Mora Piya - Raajneeti

Shrivastava was a judge in a popular singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge in 2005 and 2009.

In 2005, he made a short film Sanaa, based on child prostitution. He had worked closely with international stars like Akon, Julia Fordham, Shakira, T-Pain, Wyclef Jean amongst others.

He also composed a song for Anees Bazmee's recently released Welcome Back (2015). He is survived by his wife Vijeta Pandia and two sons - Anivesh Shrivastava and Avitesh Shrivastava.

May his soul rest in peace.

First published: 5 September 2015, 10:19 IST
 
Vineeta Kumar @VineetaKumar_09

Vineeta brings Bollywood fun and intricate showbiz details to Catch/Speed News. She has worked with IndiaTV, Zee News, and is here to provide Catch readers with the best of 'quality entertainment'. A Delhi girl, Vineeta pursued BMMMC from I P College for Women, Delhi University, and craves to know more all the time. When she is not indulging in a serious cinematic discussion over a film she just watched, Vineeta is either reading a fantasy book or polishing her artistic skills.

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