Bollywood’s legendary music composer, Vanraj Bhatia, 93, best known for composing music for films such as ‘Ankur’, ’36 Chowringhee Lane’ and TV show ‘Tamas’ died of old age issues on Friday.
The National Award winner and Padma Shree awardee was mostly bedridden.
Reacting to the news, filmmaker Hansal Mehta retweeted a post, writing, “RIP Maestro.” Actor-politician Smriti Irani expressed shock at the news and paid her respect to the musician with a tweet. “Shocked to learn about the passing away of Vanraj Bhatia. Wagle ki Duniya , Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, he leaves behind countless memories in his scores. My condolences to his loved ones & fans. ॐ शान्ति 🙏,” she wrote.
Farhan Akhtar also tweeted about Vanraj Bhatia’s demise writing, “RIP #VanrajBhatia .. apart from the many other brilliant musical works he created, I vividly remember the theme of ‘Tamas’ that started with a shriek so filled with anguish, it could send a chill up anyone’s spine and break anyone’s heart.”