National award winning music director Vanraj Bhatia passes away; Smriti Irani, Farhan Akhtar and Sona Mohapatra mourn the loss


Veteran music director and national award winner Vanraj Bhatia passed away at his residence in South Mumbai on Friday. He was 93 and was suffering from age-related ailments for some time.

Smriti Irani mourned the loss and wrote, "Shocked to learn about the passing away of Vanraj Bhatia. Wagle ki Duniya, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, leaves behind countless memories in his scores. My condolences to his loved ones & fans."

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Hansal Mehta, Farhan Akhtar and Sona Mohapatra also expressed their grief over the sad demise of the veteran composer. 

Ashoke Pandit wrote, "The film industry lost one of the very well known music composers Vanraj Bhatia. He was not well for quite some time. His body of work has been a great inspiration to many. Heartfelt condolences to the family of this great music maestro ." 

Vanraj had composed music for films like Manthan, Bhumika, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, 36 Chaurangi Lane, Drohkaal and Junoon. Vanraj is the best-known composer of Western classical music in India. His most frequently performed works are the Fantasia and Fugue in C for piano, the Sinfonia Concertante for strings, and the song cycle Six Seasons

(Source: Twitter)