Aadesh Shrivastava, the Jabalpur boy who came to Bombay and made his mark with many hit numbers from movies like Baghban, Chalte Chalte, Baabul, is no more. He died of cancer at a Mumbai hospital a day after he turned 49.
The composer was suffering from cancer and had been diagnosed with the disease for the first time in 2010. It was again reported in the media on 31 August 2015 that his cancer had relapsed for the third time since his first attack in 2010 and he had been hospitalized for more than a month. He succumbed to the disease on 5th September.
Shrivastava is survived by his wife, Vijeta Pandit, a former Bollywood actress and sister of music-composer duo Jatin-Lalit, and their two sons — Anivesh and Avitesh.
Amitabh Bachchan, who featured in Baghban and Baabul, paid his condolences on his blog: “Aadesh Shrivastava passed away .. I lived my music with him .. I live without him now .. and perhaps my music too ..”
Twitter too is flooded with condolences from Bollywood:
RIP #AadeshShrivastava Too young.. my condolences with the family..
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 5, 2015
RIP #AadeshShrivastava . We lost a talented good soul , so young.
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) September 5, 2015
Saddened to hear about the demise of #AadeshShrivastava. RIP.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 5, 2015
A warrior who always hit d right note!! Thank u 4 gracing our lives n filling it with warmth n amazing music!! God speed #AadeshShrivastava
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) September 4, 2015
Here are the top 10 songs composed by him beside the recent ones from the latest release ‘Welcome Back’:
1. Mora Piya from the film ‘Rajneeti’
2. Baawri Piya Ki from ‘Baabul’
3. Gustakhiyan Hain from ‘Aankhen’
4. Ae Mausam from ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’
5. Shava Shava from ‘K3G’
6. Sona Sona from ‘Major Saab’
7. Bebasi Dard Ka Aalam from ‘Baabul’
8. Bahut Khoobsurat Ghazal Likh Raha from ‘Shikari’
9. Suno Na Suno Na from ‘Chalte Chalte’
10. Chali Chali Phir Chali from ‘Baghban’
Rest in peace Aadeshji..!!