Mumbai, Sep 5:
The last rites of Bollywood music composer and singer Aadesh Shrivastava, who succumbed to cancer, will be held at Oshiwara Crematorium on Saturday afternoon here.
Shrivastava, was battling with cancer for over 40 days and was undergoing treatment at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute here, passed away on Saturday, a day after he turned 49.
His brother-in-law and music composer Lalit Pandit, from the Jatin-Lalit duo, confirmed the news to IANS in a text message.
“Aadesh passed away last night at 12.30 a.m. His body will be taken from his home approximately at 12.15 p.m. to Oshiwara cemetery,” the text read.
Shrivastava, known for his work in films like “Chalte Chalte”, “Baabul”, “Baghban”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” and “Raajneeti”, had earlier battled with cancer in 2010 and his cancer relapsed for the third time.
He was married to actress and playback singer Vijayata Pandit. He is survived by his wife and two children.
The news of the demise of the singer-composer brought a wave of gloom to the film industry, who took to virtual platforms to condole and mourn the loss.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was known to be a close friend of Shrivastava, said that he has lost his music with the death of the music composer.
The actor posted on his official blog: “Aadesh Shrivastava passed away…I lived my music with him…I live without him now… and perhaps my music too”. (IANS)