Legendary Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia Dies At 93

A legendary music composer Vanraj Bhatia has died at 93. He was ill and was in need of financial help from the last few months.

Bhatia's career started in composing ad jingles for brands like Liril, Dulux and Garden Vareli. His first film score was for Shyam Benegal's 1974 debut Ankur and also collaborated with Mr Benegal on several subsequent projects including Manthan.

Bhatia was the go-to composer for the New Wave directors; he worked on Tamas with Govind Nihalani, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron with Kundan Shah, Viajaya Mehta's Pestonjee, and Aparna Sen's 36 Chowringhee Lane, and also in some mainstream movies like Ajooba and Damini.

He also composed music for some famous TV Shows like Wagle Ki Duniya, Khandaan, Yatra and Bharat Ek Khoj. Vanraj Bhatia's composition of some western classical music has also been performed Abroad. 

 Ashoke Pandit, Farhan Akhtar and Smriti Irani penned down a heartfelt note on Twitter,






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