Vanraj Bhatia dies at 93


Legendary music composer and National Award winner Vanraj Bhatia, 93, passed away on Friday. The Padma Shree awardee was facing old age issues and was mostly bedridden. He is best known for composing music for films such as Ankur, 36 Chowringhee Lane and TV show Tamas.

7 Responses to “Vanraj Bhatia dies at 93”

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  2. sanjana Says:

    About the song in Tarang, Lataji recalls, “It was one of the most difficult and complex songs of my career. I still remember the recording. I had never sung for Vanrajji before. When he called me, I wondered why. All his songs were sung by other singers.”

    “Maybe my style of singing didn’t suit his compositions. But for Ghan Barse, he was very particular that he wanted my vocals. It was a challenge,” she recalls.

    “The lyrics (by Raghuvir Sahay) were free-flowing. The composition moved in no particular rhythm. I don’t think I sang anything like Barse Ghan ever again.”


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