Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

Sep 05, 2018, 08:30 IST
  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Music composer and singer Aadesh Shrivastava was born on September 4, 1964 in Jabalpur. His passion for music was so strong that he decided to make his career as a composer and moved to Mumbai to try his luck. He assisted Laxmikant Pyarelal for almost a decade before taking the responsibility of a professional composer.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava got his first big break with the film Kanyadaan in the year 1993. Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar sang his first song but unfortunately, the film did not release, and his work went unnoticed.

    In picture: Padmini Kolhapure, Vijayta Pandit, Aadesh Shrivastava and Poonam Dhillon.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava's next film Jaane Tamanna suffered similar fate but he bounced back with Aao Pyaar Kare in which the song Haathon Mein Jo was a hit and his fortune turned.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava with brother-in-law and music composer Lalit Pandit from the Jatin-Lalit duo.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava's other films were Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya and Shastra and the chart buster Kya Ada Kya Jalwe Tere Paro from the latter pulled him in the limelight.

    In picture: Shaan, Aadesh Shrivastava and Sonu Nigam. Aadesh Shrivastava had turned judge for show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge' in 2005 and 2009.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    In 1998, his music in the film Angaarey became a hit. Aadesh also sang a number of songs such as Sona Sona, Shava Shava featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Gustakhiyaan and one of his career bests - Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha.

    In picture: Music director, singer and actor Himesh Reshammiya and Aadesh Shrivastava.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava won accolades for his work in Kunwara, Tarkieb and Shikari in the year 2000.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava, Sameer, Anand and David Dhawan at a function where Amitabh Bachchan released the biography of lyricist and music director Sameer

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    In 2001, Aadesh Shrivastava's success continued with Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji starrer Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai.

    In picture: Vinta Nanda, Aadesh Shrivastava, Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan and Ramna Kumar

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Other movies for which Aadesh Shrivastava composed music included Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein, Deewaanapan, Chalte Chatle, Baabul, Khuda Kasam and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

    In picture: Makrand Deshpande and Aadesh Shrivastava at the release of Shekhar Suman's first music album Kuch Khwaab Aise.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava also tried his hands in playback singing and his semi classical song Mora Piya from 2010 movie Raajneeti was a huge hit.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava from the second season of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' with Deepa Sachdeva (Tina).

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    In 2005 Aadesh Shrivastava appeared in a TV singing reality show as a judge and the next year he ventured into film direction with a short film on child prostitution titled Sanaa.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava at his Global Sounds Of Peace Concert held at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai in 2013.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava also did a cameo role in the movie World Cup 2011.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Whether it was Amitabh Bachchan's heartbreaking Baghban number Mai Yahan Tu Wahan, the love anthem Suno Na Suno Na from Shah Rukh Khan's Chalte Chalte or the haunting Mora Piya from Ranbir Kapoor's Rajneeti, Aadesh Shrivastava showcased his brilliance with his clean, fresh and simple music in each of his compositions.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh married former Bollywood actress and playback singer Vijeta Pandit, who is the sister of music composer duo Jatin-Lalit, Sulakshana Pandit and Sandhya Singh.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava with Vijeta Pandit.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    In December 2010 Aadesh was diagnosed with cancer. However, after undergoing chemotherapy he resumed his work in the music industry.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava with Amitabh Bachchan.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Amitabh Bachchan has always shared a close bond with the Shrivastava family. Big B was among the several members from the film fraternity to have visited Aadesh Shrivastava in hospital when he was battling cancer.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava with wife Vijeta, sons Anivesh and Avitesh, and Amitabh Bachchan.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Besides his Bollywood career, which boasted of 100 films and several albums, Aadesh Shrivastava was also the only Indian artiste to have collaborated with international stars like Akon, T-Pain, Norah Jones, Soulja Boy, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifa and Shakira.

    In picture: Aadesh Shrivastava, Sonu Nigam and Jatin Pandit caught in a candid moment.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava was battling cancer since 2010. In August 2015, his cancer relapsed for the third time and he was in critical condition.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    After being hospitalised for over 40 days, Aadesh Shrivastava succumbed to cancer and breathed his last on September 5, 2015 a day after his birthday.

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Aadesh Shrivastava is survived by his wife Vijeta and sons Anivesh and Avitesh.

    You are truly missed Aadeshji!

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  • Remembering the multi-talented music composer Aadesh Shrivastava

    Let's take a look at some of the candid pictures of late Aadesh Shrivastava:

    Aadesh Shrivastava can be seen with American R&B and hip hop artist Akon at a recording studio as the duo collaborated for 'One For The World'.

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    Aadesh Shrivastava with R&B and reggae musician Kevin Wyre from Kenya.

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    Aadesh Shrivastava with Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston.

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    Aadesh Shrivastava with rapper Wyclef Jean.

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    Aadesh Shrivastava with wife Vijeta, sons Anivesh and Avitesh, and Abhishek Bachchan and Lalit Pandit.

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    Aadesh Shrivastava with wife Vijeta, sons Anivesh and Avitesh, and Rishi Kapoor.

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    Sonu Nigam, Govinda, Sonu Nigam's wife Madhurima and Aadesh Shrivastava

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Best known for his melodious, romantic ballads, Aadesh Shrivastava composed for both the old and new of Bollywood- from Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan to Ranbir Kapoor. On Aadesh Shrivastava's birth anniversary, we remember the life and times of the Bollywood music composer and trace his journey through rarely seen pictures.

 

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