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Composer Shravan Rathod of Nadeem-Shravan fame dies due to Covid-19 complications, Bollywood celebs pay tribute

Shravan Rathod of Nadeem-Shravan fame died due to Covid-19 complications at SL Raheja hospital in Mahim, Mumbai. His Bollywood colleagues including Akshay Kumar, Shreya Ghoshal and Adnan Sami have mourned the loss.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai |
Updated: April 23, 2021 7:13:15 am
shravan rathodShravan Rathod was hospitalised a few days ago after he tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo: Express Archive)

Music composer Shravan Rathod of Nadeem-Shravan fame died on Thursday evening of Covid-19 related complications at the age of 66. Shravan’s son Sanjeev Rathod confirmed the news to

Sanjeev said, “He passed away tonight. He was not responding to treatment at all. He passed away at the hospital. Please pray for his soul.” Shravan Rathod was admitted to SL Raheja hospital in Mahim, Mumbai a few days ago after he tested positive for coronavirus. Frequent collaborator Sameer had mentioned that the composer was diabetic and his lungs had been infected due to the disease. Shravan had also developed heart complications and was on ventilator for the last few days.

Talking to Bombay Times, Nadeem has mourned the loss. “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 wife and son are also unwell and are still in the hospital,” Nadeem said.

Bollywood and music fraternity condoled Shravan’s death. Composer Pritam wrote on Twitter, “Saddened to know that Shravanji of Nadeem Shravan has passed away. Feeling numb. When will this nightmare get over. My deepest condolences to his family.”

Akshay Kumar remembered their collaborations together. “Very sad to know about the passing of music composer Shravan. Nadeem-Shravan created magic for many films in 90s and later, including Dhadkan that has remained legendary in my career. Deepest Condolences to his family. 🙏🏻,” the actor wrote.

“Shravan bhai is no more. My respects and condolences to his family. Nadeem-Shravan have given us some of the biggest hits in the 90s. COVID-19 has taken so many lives. Don’t know when will this end… Really saddened by this news,” Salim Merchant paid a heartfelt tribute.

Singer Adnan Sami remembered him as an incredible composer. “Extremely saddened by the tragic news of legendary Music Composer Shravan ji’s (of Nadeem/Shravan fame) demise… He was not just an incredible composer but also possessed an ever loving soul & a beautiful heart. May he rest in peace,” he wrote.

Singer Shreya Ghoshal also paid a tribute to him, “Shocked to hear the news of Shravan ji (of Nadeem Shravan) passing away. A genuine humble human being and one of the biggest composers of our music industry. Another huge loss in this pandemic. God give strength to the bereaved family. Rest in peace.”


One of the most prolific composers of the 90s and early 2000s, Nadeem Shravan got their big break with Aashiqui (1990). The film made records in music sales and its music is hummed to the day. The Mahesh Bhatt film put the duo on the map as they went on to compose for hits such as Saajan, Sadak and Phool Aur Kaante the next year. Albums such as Deewana, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Raja, Agni Sakshi, Jeet, Pardes and Raja Hindustani followed.

The duo parted ways in 2005 after which Shravan was largely missing from the music scene.

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