In more distressing news, music composer Shravan Rathod, the one half of Nadeem-Shravan duo, passed away in Mumbai due to COVID-19. Popular Gujarati and Hindi film & TV actor Amit Mistry too met with his untimely demise due to cardiac arrest. The news of the demise of the entertainment industry giants a day after Sitaram Yechury’s son’s passing on Thursday, April 22.


Shravan Rathod, the other half of the iconic music composing duo Nadeem-Shravan, met with his untimely demise at the age of 66 on Thursday night. The 66-year-old music composer was admitted to a Mumbai hospital a few days back after being tested positive for COVID-19.

The death of the music composer was confirmed by his son, Sanjeev Rathod. Sanjeev Rathod was quoted by news agency Press Trust of India saying, “He passed away around 10:15 PM tonight. Please pray for his soul.”

Shravan Rathod had gone to Kumbh- Son Sanjeev claims

Sanjeev also told the news agency how the family is under extreme stress as his father passed away. Adding to that he along with his mother and brother are all COVID-19 positive. He also said that his father and mother had returned from the Kumbh mela that’s being held at Haridwar.

Shravan Rathod’s son also squashed the rumours of his family not being given the body of their father following some billing issues. “My mother, Vimladevi, and I are at Sevenhills, she is in the bed right next to me and she is inconsolable, but we both are recovering. There were some rumours that the hospital is not giving us our father’s body following an issue with billing, but it is untrue, the hospital has been very supportive and they did everything they could to help my father”, said Sanjeev.

“My Shanu is no more”: Nadeem Saifi

Meanwhile, Nadeem Saifi, the other half of the duo spoke to a leading news platform and expressed his grief. “My Shanu is no more. We have seen an entire life together. We saw our highs, we saw our lows. We’ve grown up with each other in many ways.” Saifi also said that the death of Nadeem has shook his son Sanjeev and said, “I spoke to his son who was inconsolable.”

Saifi also said how the duo was in touch which each other over the last few days after Shravan complained of deteriorating health and had to be admitted. Sharing his helplessness, Nadeem said, “I am feeling so helpless that I cannot be there physically for them, to help them and bid farewell to my friend.”

The Nadeem-Shravan duo was one of the most popular music composition duos of the 90s. The duo were shot to the celebrity status with Aashiqui. The film not only received massive popularity, but its music is still cherished. Songs like Bas ek sanam chahiye & Dheere dheere received cult status and were known as the anthems of the 90s.

After Aashiqui, the composers went on to give music to films such as Sadak, Deewana, Agni Sakshi, Jeet, Raja Hindustani and Pardes. Such was the musical talent of the duo that they gave music to films of Mahesh Bhatt and films of actors such as Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan.

After Shravan’s demise, Hindi music fraternity took to Twitter and expressed their grief, disbelief and shock.

Rest in Peace Amit Mistry

Another saddening news came in the form of the death of Bandish Bandits’ and Ek Chalis Ki Last Local’s Amit Mistry. The actor, who was well known in both Gujarati and Hindi television and film industry passed away at 9.35 AM on Friday, 23.

Amit’s manager Maharshi Desai spoke to the news agency PTI and shared how the actor was doing well and was absolutely healthy before his passing. “He woke up, had his breakfast and even exercised before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was absolutely fit and fine. Amit had no underlying medical condition. It’s an absolutely shocking news,” said the actor’s manager.

Amit made his first appearance on big screen with Kya Kehna. The actor was then seen in several independent Bollywood films like 99, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Shor in the City. Along withs starring in independent films, Mistry also made his presence in massy bollywood flicks such as Yamla Pagla Deewana, and A Gentleman.

Amit was recently seen in Amazon Prime Video’s web-series called Bandish Bandit’s in which he played the character of the lead’s brother.

On his demise, several prominent figures of entertainment industries took to Twitter to express their grief.