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Veteran Bollywood music composer Padma Shri Ravindra Jain passes away

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 5:37 IST

Veteran music director Ravindra Jain has passed away at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital following ill-health.

The 71-year-old music composer was suffering from a urinary infection causing a problem in his kidney. Jain was shifted from Wockhardt Hospital in Nagpur to Mumbai by a chartered air ambulance for treatment at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra.

Jain was unwell for quite some time and he was under treatment at the Lilavati Hospital. He went to Nagpur to keep his commitment for a programme which he had planned much earlier.

He was in Nagpur for a concert on Sunday, but could not participate because of his health and was subsequently airlifted to Mumbai.

Jain composed music for hit films like Chor Machaye Shor, Geet Gaata Chal, Chitchor and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, in the 70s. He was also awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.

He was given a big break by Raj Kapoor, for whom he composed many super hit songs in movies such as Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Do Jasoos, and Heena, which was directed by Randhir Kapoor.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Jain widely composed music for many mythological movies and television serials.

May his soul rest in peace.

-- With inputs from PTI

First published: 9 October 2015, 5:22 IST