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Hum Aapke Hain Koun music director Raam Laxman dies at 78: Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Lata Mangeshkar pay tribute

Popular music composer Raam Laxman, known for composing music for films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun among others, passed away on Saturday.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai |
Updated: May 23, 2021 8:27:27 am
raam laxman deathMusic director Raam Laxman composed for films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun among others. (Photo: Express Archives)

Popular music composer Raam Laxman passed away in the early hours of Saturday in Nagpur following a heart attack. He was 78.  His son Amar told, “My father passed away at 2:00 am on Saturday. He died due to a heart attack. He got the second jab of Covid-19 vaccine a few days ago, following which he was feeling very weak and fatigued, and a doctor was treating him for that.”

Raam Laxman was known for composing the music for films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain, 100 Days among others.

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan mourned the demise of Raam Laxman. “Ram Laxman, music director of my successful films like maine pyaar kiya, patthar ke phool, hum saath saath hain, hum apke hain kaun has sadly passed away. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the bereaved family,” he tweeted.

Lata Mangeshkar also expressed her condolences. She shared on Twitter, “I just learned that the extremely talented and popular music composer Raam Laxman ji (Vijay Patil) has passed away. I am very sorry to hear this. He was a great man. I sang many of his songs which got very popular. I pay him my respects.”

Lata Mangeshkar gave vocals to popular Raam Laxman songs like “Maye Ni Maye”, “Didi Tera Dewar Deewana” and “Kabootar Ja Ja Ja” among others.

Rajshri Productions also mourned the demise of Raam Laxman, “Music Composer Vijay Patil a.k.a Laxman of the iconic #RaamLaxman duo passed away. Our deepest condolences to his family in this tough time. Rajshri will always remember him for his immense contribution to the music industry. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Born as Vijay Patil, the music composer began his career as Laxman of the Raam Laxman duo. His partner Surendra, Raam of the duo, passed away in 1976 soon after they signed the film Agent Vinod. Vijay continued to use his partner’s name in his creations nevertheless to honour his memory.

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