Music composer Aadesh Srivastava passes away at 51
By Sourav Kumar Mondal
Music director and singer Aadesh Srivastava, who was battling cancer, passed away in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Saturday.
The 51-year-old was hospitalised for over 40 days where he has been undergoing chemotherapy. Earlier, in 2011, he was diagnosed with blood cancer. The singer-composer breathed his last at 12:30 am on September 5.
Earlier, Aadesh’s brother-in-law and veteran music composer Lalit Pandit had said, “He has been undergoing chemotherapy but he is not responding to it. So, the doctors have stopped giving him chemotherapy. They have an alternate theory. The doctors are trying to do their best and Aadesh is fighting it bravely”.
The Bollywood fraternity mourns on the demise of Srivastava. Madhuri Dixit, R. Madhavan, Sushmita Sen, Pritam, Vishal Dadlani, Nikhil Advani and others have tweeted about the loss of the talented music composer.
While he was hospitalised, celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan had come to visit him. Actor Amitabh Bachchan also kept a check on his health regularly over the phone.
Over the past two decades, Srivastava has presented the Bollywood industry with chartbusters like ‘Kya ada, kya jalwe tere Paro’, ‘Sona sona’, “Shava shava”, “Yeh hawayein”, “Chali chali” and “Mora piya”. He has composed music for more than 100 Hindi movies which include super hit films like “Chalte Chalte”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”, “Rajneeti”, “Major Saab” and “Bagban”.
Srivastava also judged the singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” in 2005 and 2009. He directed a short film, “Sanaa”, on the issue of child prostitution.
Aadesh was married to actress and playback singer Vijayata Pandit.
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