Veteran singer Rasbihari Desai no more

Veteran music composer and singer Rasbihari Desai died at a private hospital here on Saturday morning.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 7, 2012 4:14 am

Veteran music composer and singer Rasbihari Desai died at a private hospital here on Saturday morning. He was 77 and is survived by wife Vibha Desai,an acclaimed singer in her own right.

According to his close friend and poet Madhav Ramanuj,Desai had a bout of vomiting at his home after which he was immediately moved to hospital,where he died soon. He had undergone a bypass surgery some time ago.

Desai’s wife Vibha is a retired income tax officer and is better known for duets with her husband. The couple had no children.

“Desai was so humble in nature that he never used the expression ‘I’ to describe himself. He would always use third person to talk about himself,” recalls Ramanuj,whose songs were sung by Desai and became very popular.

Condoling his death,Chief Minister Narendra Modi said in his tweet: “We will miss the eminent singer,composer Shri Rasbihari Desai who made invaluable contribution to Gujarati music. May his soul rest in peace.”

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