Bollywood noted musician Ravi passes away

Bollywood noted musician Ravi Shankar Sharma, popularly known as Ravi, passed away in a Mumbai Hospital yesterday due to cardio-respiratory arrest. The 86-year old music maestro, who composed music for several Hindi and Malayalam films, is survived by his son. Born in Delhi on March 3, 1926, Ravi never had any formal training in classical music. He shifted to Mumbai in 1950 and got his first break in 1952 film 'Anand Math'.

Ravi had composed the music for popular movies such as ‘Waqt’, ‘Neel Kamal’, ‘Phool Aur Patthar’, ‘Humraaz’, ‘Nikaah’, ‘Do Badan’, ‘Aankhen’, ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand’ and ‘Gumraah’. He won Filmfare awards for 1961 film ‘Gharana’ and 1965 film ‘Khandaan’. His iconic songs like ‘Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’, ‘Babul Ki Duayaen Leti Ja’ and ‘Doli Chadh Ke Dulhan Sasural Chali’ became very popular and are still reminisced in almost all Indian wedding celebrations. In the 1980s, Ravi started composing music for Malayalam films as Bombay Ravi, starting with the movie ‘Panchagni’


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