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Shravan Rathod Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 66 Years
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Mumbai

Shravan Rathod

Bio/Wiki
Full nameShravan Kumar Rathod [1]The Tribune
ProfessionMusic Director
Famous ForComposing music for the romantic-drama film Aashiqui (1990) with Nadeem Saifi, which sold 20 million copies in India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 176 cm
in meters- 1.76 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Bhojpuri): Dangal (1975)
Film (Bollywood): Anmol Sitare (1982)
Poster of the movie Anmol Sitare (1982)
Music Album: Star Ten (1985)
Cover of the music album 'Star Ten'
Awards• Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1991 for Aashiqui
• Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1992 for Saajan
• Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1993 for Deewana
• Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1997 for Raja Hindustani
• Star Screen Best Music Director Award in 1997 for Raja Hindustani
• Star Screen Best Music Director Award in 1998 for Pardes
• Zee Cine Best Music Director in 2003 for Raaz
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 November 1954 (Saturday)
BirthplaceSirohi, Rajasthan
Date of Death22 April 2021 (Thursday)
Place of DeathMumbai
Age (at the time of death) 66 Years
Death CauseShravan Rathod was tested positive for Covid-19. He suffered a cardiac arrest and multiple organ failures which caused his death. [2]Hindustan Times
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
Shravan Rathod with his wife
ChildrenSon(s)- Sanjeev and Darshan Rathod (Music Composers)
Shravan Rathod with his wife, and his sons, Sanjeev and Darshan Rathod
ParentsFather- Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod
Mother- Name Not Known
Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod with his wife
SiblingsBrother(s)- • Roop Kumar Rathod (Playback Singer, Music Director)
Roop Kumar Rathod
• Vinod Rathod (Singer)
Vinod Rathod

Shravan Rathod

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shravan Rathod

  • Shravan Rathod was born into a family with a musical background as his father, Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, was known as the ‘Samrat of Dhrupad Dhamar’ of India. Shravan gained interest in music as a child and began practicing playing different musical instruments from a very young age under his father’s guidance.
  • Shravan had two brothers, Roop Kumar Rathod and Vinod Rathod, and they both work in the music industry as music director and playback singer respectively.
  • In early 1972, Shravan paired up with another music composer Nadeem Saifi to form the famous composer duo- Nadeem-Shravan. The first composition by the duo was for the 1979 Bhojpuri film Dangal. The song was ‘Kashi hile, Patna hile,’ and it was sung by the acclaimed Indian playback singer Manna Dey.

  • Shravan was a spiritual and religious person. In his everyday life, Shravan practiced meditation to improve his efficiency at work. He believed that his subconscious brain was always indulged in making musical tones irrespective of the time.
  • In 1985, Shravan Rathod and Nadeem Saifi developed music for their commercial project ‘Star Ten.’ The compositions by them mostly comprised of the bansuri, sitar, and shehnai.

    Nadeem Saifi with Shravan Rathod

    Nadeem Saifi with Shravan Rathod

  • In 1990, Nadeem-Sharavan were going through a rough patch as some of their music compositions failed in movies. They decided to start a new business where they planned to launch a range of ready-made garments named ‘Composers Collection.’ The turning point in their life came when they recorded the song for the Bollywood film Baap Numbari, Beta Das Numbari (1990).
  • The first independent song recorded by the duo was ‘Nazar ke saamne, jigar ke pas’ under Gulshan Kumar‘s recording label, T-Series. They recorded four more songs, which were approved by Bollywood film director Mahesh Bhatt for his upcoming movie ‘Aashiqui.’ The album and movie were loved by people, and the duo rose to fame after spending seventeen years in the industry.

    Shravan Rathod and Nadeem Saifi with Gulshan Kumar

    Shravan Rathod and Nadeem Saifi with Gulshan Kumar

  • From 1990 to 2005, Nadeem-Shravan did music direction for more than 150 films. In 2005, the duo split up, and Rathod decided to focus on his son’s career in the industry; he entered the field of movie production.
  • Their music composition for Raaz (2002) was appreciated by the English songwriter, singer, musician, and film producer Sir Paul McCartney.
  • On 19 April 2021, Shravan Rathod was tested positive for Covid-19, and the composer was admitted to the SL Raheja Hospital in Mahim. On 22 April 2021, Shravan Rathod passed away after he suffered a heart attack and multiple organ failures. His son, Sanjeev, confirmed the news and said-

    We had never thought our family would have to go through such tough times, my father passed away, I am Covid positive and so is my mother. My brother is also positive and is in home isolation, but since our father has died, he is being allowed to do the final procedures to do last rites for our father,”

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