Bollywood composer, returns from Kumbh superspeader, dies of COVID-19

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Famed Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod had returned from Kumbh Mela before he died of COVID-19 on Thursday.

Part of the duo music director duo Nadeem-Shravan, Shravan was 66. He had returned a few days ago from the pitcher festival-turned-superspreader of COVID-19, said his son Sanjeev Rathod, who is also COVID-positive. 

“We had never thought our family would have to go through such tough times, my father passed away, I am COVID positive and so is my mother. My brother is also positive and is in home isolation, but since our father has died, he is being allowed to do the final procedures to do last rites for our father,” Indian Express quoted Sanjeev Rathod as saying.

After returning from Kumbh Mela, the composer complained of breathlessness and he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19. Shravan Rathod was admitted to Mumbai’s SL Raheja Hospital on Monday in a reportedly critical condition. 

Shravan, along with composer Nadeem Saifi, made music for popular films in the Nineties. Some of which included Aashiqui, Dhadkan, Judaai, Saajan, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Pardes and Raja Hindustani, to name a few. Nadeem-Shravan parted ways in the 2000s.

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