Veteran music director and lyricist Ravindra Jain, who was undergoing treatment at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, breathed his last at 4:10 pm today.
The 71-year-old music writer was suffering from an infection in the urinary tract which further disrupted the way his kidney functioned. He was taken from Wockhardt Hospital in Nagpur to Mumbai on Wednesday by an air ambulance for more specialised treatment at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra. He had been unwell for a long while and he was under temporary treatment at the Lilavati Hospital.
Ravindra Jain went to Nagpur as he had made a commitment which he had arranged much before. He was in Nagpur to attend a concert a week ago, however he was unable to attend it due to his deteriorating health and he was immediately rushed to Mumbai for the treatment.
Jain composed music for some of the hit movies of 1970s like , “Geet Gaata Chal”, “Chitchor”, “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se” and “Chor Machaye Shor” and He was offered a bid break by superstar Raj Kapoor, for whom he composed numerous super hit tracks in films like, “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”, “Do Jasoos”, and “Heena”, directed by Randhir Kapoor. Amid the 1980s and 1990s, Jain largely composed music for some many mythological films as well as television serials.
Jain is survived by his wife Divya and sibling Mahindra, who were close by in the his last days. Other than making music for Hindi and Malayalam movies, he acively composed music for various ghazals. He was known for introducing the south Indian singing sensation Yesudas to Bollywood. His music in movies like Saudaagar (1991), Raaz (2002), Vivaah (2006) and Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi (2008) is particularly striking for the popular and captivating tunes.