Music composer Shravan Rathod passes away after battling COVID-19

Shravan Kumar Rathod, of the popular composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, passed away on Thursday night after battling COVID-19.

The composer was admitted to SL Raheja hospital in a "critical" condition after testing positive for COVID-19. He breathed his last in the hospital.

"He passed away around 10:15 PM tonight. Please pray for his soul," his son, musician Sanjeev Rathod, told PTI.

The musician had been under observation at the hospital for a few days.

The doctor who was overseeing the musician’s care at the hospital had said that the music composer was on ventilator support and his condition was critical. The doctor had said that there is a bit of heart enlargement and his pumping has been affected.

Shravan's close friend, lyricist Sameer, also informed TOI that the singer was in a critical condition and his lungs have been totally infected.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit took to Twitter and offered condolences. He tweeted, "Film Industry loses one of the most popular music composers #ShravanRathod of #NadeemShravan fame. His demise today at 9.30 pm has created a void in the music & film fraternity. He will remain alive with his music. Heartfelt Condolences to the family. ॐ शांति ! "

Nadeem-Shravan are widely regarded as the musicians who brought back melody in the early nineties with Aashiqui, their superhit soundtrack of 1990.

The frequent collaborations with Kumar Sanu resulted in a series of musical successes through the nineties, including Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Saajan, Phool Aur Kaante, Sadak, Deewana and Pardes.

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