Music composer Vanraj Bhatia passes away
Veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia passed away on Friday, at his residence at Napean Sea Road. He breathed his last at the age of 93.
He was known for his music in films, such as Naseeruddin Shah starrer Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and TV series Wagle Ki Duniya. He was also one of the leading music composers of Western classical music in India and received several prestigious awards such as Padma Shri, National Film Award for Best Music Direction for Tamas.
The musician was living alone with his domestic help. He was bedridden and was suffering from age-related issues. For the last couple of months, his health further deteriorated and was also avoiding doctor's appointments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.