Mumbai: Veteran music director and lyricist Ravindra Jain, who was undergoing treatment at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, passed away at 4:10 pm on Friday.
The 71-year-old music composer was ailing from a urinary infection in his kidney. Ravindra Jain was shifted from Wockhardt Hospital in Nagpur to Mumbai on Wednesday by a chartered air ambulance for treatment at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra.
Jain had been suffering for quite some time and he was under treatment at the Lilavati Hospital. He went to Nagpur to keep his commitment for a programme which he had planned much earlier.
He was in Nagpur for a concert last weekend, but could not participate because of his health and was subsequently airlifted to Mumbai.
Jain composed music for hit films like “Chor Machaye Shor”, “Geet Gaata Chal”, “Chitchor” and “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”, in the 70s.
He was given a big break by Raj Kapoor, for whom he composed many super hit songs in movies such as “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”, “Do Jasoos”, and “Heena”, which was directed by Randhir Kapoor.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Jain widely composed music for many mythological movies and television serials.