One of the ace music directors of Bollywood, Shravan Rathod, of the Nadeem- Shravan duo passed away on April 22 after he was on a ventilator as the novel Coronavirus had majorly affected his body. Singer Udit Narayan who considered Shravan as his brother could not believe that he is no more in this world. In a recent interview, he revealed when was the last time he spoke to the late composer. He said Shravan made a call to him when he was at the Kumbh Mela.
A devastated Udit Narayan told TOI, “Shravan bhai had gone to the Kumbh Mela recently and had called me from there saying, ‘I have come to the Kumbh Mela for the holy bath.’ I told him that he should’ve told me about this earlier and that I could have also gone with him. But after he got off the phone, I thought to myself that during the pandemic, why did he go there? He already had health issues, yet he went there. He did not listen to others and went there, and now he is no longer with us. May his soul rest in peace.”
Talking about Shravan, Narayan said that he was a great human being and how he gave him chances to sing some incredible songs, he said, “Itna pyara insaan, itna zabardast music director, they (Nadeem-Shravan) ruled the music industry in the 90s. Mujhse unhone ek se ek gaana gawaya aur bahut saara pyaar diya. He loved me like an elder brother. Udit Narayan worked with the duo for songs like Jo Bhi Kasmein - Raaz, Ek Dilruba Hai- Bewafaa, Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hain Dil Se - Dhadkan and more.
He further added how Rathod used to understand everyone’s happiness and sorrows, “Whenever there would be trouble or any problem, he would call me or come home and say, ‘Tumhe kya takleef hai? Mujhe batao, main tumhara bada bhai hoon.’ Aisa pyaara insaan humein chhod ke gaya. Logon ke sukh-dukh ko samajhte the woh. Such an artist, a fankaar humare beech nahi rahe. In these dark times, he has left us.” ALSO READ: Shravan Rathod No More: Sameer Anjaan Who Wrote All The Nadeem-Shravan Chartbusters Of 1990s Recalls His Association With The Duo
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