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Numerous Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended late music composer Aadesh Shrivastava’s Chautha on September 8 in Mumbai’s ISCKON temple.

Aadesh Shrivastava had been in the industry for the past 25 years as a background score composer, music director and singer. Sona Sona, Shava Shavaa were some of his popular numbers while Chalte ChalteKabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Rajneeti were some of the films he composed music for. The composer, who scored music for over a 100 Bollywood films, died on September 5 after a long, hard battle with cancer. He was 51.

The prayer meeting was attended by people from the music industry in addition to several actors and directors. Apart from the Bachchans, Madhuri Dixit, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Jeetendra, Juhi Chawla, Neha Dhupia, were also present.

Mr. Bachan tweeted, “Apne jeevan kaal mein, aise drishya hote hain jineh hum kabh bhi dekhna nahin chahate .. jaise yeh ..Aadesh Shrivastava ka ‘Chautha’ ”

Mr Shrivastava is survived by his wife Vijayta Pandit and sons, Anivesh and Avitesh.

Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...