Music director Aadesh Shrivastava, who lost his four year long battle to cancer, left behind a musical legacy which will be echo in our hearts for years to come.
A man with a vision, Aadesh Shrivastava began his career with the 1993 film Kanyadaan. While the film was shelved, the late composer had the honor of working with Lata Mangeshkar for his debut.
Haathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal Rumal
A year later, in 1994, Aadesh Shrivastava delivered his first chartbuster hit ‘Haathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal Rumal‘ from the Saif Ali Khan and Shilpa Shetty starrer Aao Pyaar Kare.
While his debut hit declared him the king of peppy dance songs, this next chartbuster showed the world that Aadesh Shrivastava was an all rounder. Sung by the great ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, Kiska Chehra from Tarkieb became a lover’s anthem over night.
Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee starrer Chalte Chalte became an complete entertainer thanks to its unforgettable music. While his brother-in-laws Jatin-Lalit composed majority of the songs for the film, Aadesh Shrivastava presented the melodies for ‘Suno Na Suno Na‘, ‘Layi Vi Na Gaye‘ among others.
A year later he repeated the success with his soundtrack for Dev which featured Amitabh Bachchan, Fardeen Khan and Kareena Kapoor (Khan) in lead roles. Popular songs from the album include ‘Rang Deeni‘ which was sung by Kailash Kher, ‘Allah Hu‘ which he and Asha Bhosle sang together and ‘Tujh Sang Badhi‘ which was sung by Sonu Nigam.
Weeks before Aadesh Shrivastava began his battle with cancer, he composed a song which made history. ‘Mora Piya‘ from Raajneeti, which was released in four different versions, was not only his composition but was also sung by him. Aadesh went on to receive both commercial success and critical acclaim for the song.