Ravindra Jain

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Ravindra Jain
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Jain at the Rajasthan Cinema Awards in 2015
Born(1944-02-28)28 February 1944
Aligarh, India
Died9 October 2015(2015-10-09) (aged 71)
Nagpur, India
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Music composer
  • lyricist
  • playback singer
Years active1971–2015
Spouse(s)Divya Jain
Children1

Ravindra Jain (28 February 1944 – 9 October 2015) [1] [2] was an Indian music composer, lyricist and playback singer. He started his career in the early 1970s, composing for hit movies such as Chor Machaye Shor (1974), Geet Gaata Chal (1975), Chitchor (1976) and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978). He composed music for many films and TV shows based on Hindu epics, including Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan (1987). [3] He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India in 2015 for his contribution to arts.

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Early life and education

Ravindra Jain was born blind on 28 February 1944 to Pandit Indramani Jain and Kiran Jain as the third child of seven brothers and one sister. He belongs to the Jain community. His father was a Sanskrit pundit; his mother was a homemaker. [4]

His father recognised his talent and sent him to stalwarts like G.L. Jain, Janardhan Sharma and Nathu Ram for formal education in music. [5] At a young age, he started singing bhajans at temples. [6]

Career

His works include Saudagar , Chor Machaye Shor , Chitchor , Geet Gaata Chal , Fakira , Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se , Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye , Paheli , Do Jasoos , Pati Patni Aur Woh , Insaf Ka Tarazu , Nadiya Ke Paar , Ram Teri Ganga Maili and Henna . [4] He extensively used Yesudas and Hemlata for singing his songs. [4] [6] He composed many religious albums in different Indian languages, including Bengali and Malayalam. He composed music for several television series. His music for Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana became iconic. [4] [7]

Some of his most popular works on TV are Shri Krishna , Alif Laila , Jai Ganga Maiya, Jai Mahalaxmi, Shree Brahma Vishnu Mahesh, Sai Baba, Jai Maa Durga, Jai Hanuman , Sankat Mochan Hanuman and Maha Kavya Mahabharat. [5]

Personal life

Jain was married to Divya Jain, with whom he has a son. [8] He died in Mumbai on 9 October 2015 because of multiple organ failure. [4] [9]

Discography

Films

YearFilmNotes
1973 Saudagar
1974 Chor Machaye Shor
1975 Geet Gaata Chal
Do Jasoos
1976 Chitchor
Fakira
1977 Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye
Paheli
1978 Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
Pati Patni Aur Woh
1979 Har Har Gange
1980 Insaf Ka Tarazu
1982 Nadiya Ke Paar
1985 Ram Teri Ganga Maili
1991 Henna
2006 VIvaah -

Television

Awards

He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India in 2015 for his contribution to arts. [10] He received the Filmfare Best Music Director award for his work in Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985. [11] Ravindra Jain won many other awards for his contribution to Indian music. [5]

Legacy

His funeral was attended by numerous celebrities. [12] Prime minister Modi said: "He will be remembered for his versatile music and fighting spirit." [4]

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