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One of the reigning music composers of the 90s, Shravan Rathod of hit duo 'Nadeem-Shravan,' passed away on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 pm in Mumbai's Mahim due to COVID-19 related complications. Shravan, who was on ventilator support, was 66-years-old.
L to R: Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod
He was under observation at SL Raheja hospital. Composer Nadeem Saifi, the other half of the popular duo, confirmed the news to Bombay Times.
He said, “My Shanu is no more. We have seen an entire life together. We saw our highs, we saw our lows. We’ve grown up with each other in many ways. We never lost touch and no physical distance could ever separate the two of us. I am in deep pain as I say this but my friend and my companion, my partner of so many years is no more. It has left such a vacuum. I spoke to his son who was inconsolable. We had been in touch on a regular basis for the last several days when Shravan complained of ill-health and had to be moved to a hospital.
Shravan's son and musician Sanjeev Rathod as well as his wife wife are admitted to another medical facility in Andheri, Mumbai.
Nadeem-Shravan were among the most popular music composers in the 90s, who gave hit music to films including ‘Aashiqui,' ‘Saajan,' Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Pardes,’ ‘Raja Hindustani’ played by Aamir Khan, Rishi Kapoor starrer 'Deewana,' Damini to name a few.