Shravan Rathod's son reveals late music composer did not take COVID-19 seriously
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 24, 2021 08:20 PM2021-04-24T20:20:21+5:302021-04-24T20:20:50+5:30
Legendary music composer Shravan Rathod’s tragic demise rattled the music industry, as the musician was battling ill health before ...
Legendary music composer Shravan Rathod’s tragic demise rattled the music industry, as the musician was battling ill health before testing positive for COVID-19. Now, in a interview with Times of India, his son, Sanjeev stated that Shravan was always fond of visiting religious places and continued visiting them during the pandemic as well. Although he did ask his father not to venture out during the Coronavirus pandemic, Shravan didn’t take his advice seriously. “Every time he visited a religious place, he said that he's going to these places for just 2-3 days as he always gets VIP darshan; he had a couple of friends who had VIP access and they would accompany him and he would also take mom with him. So, we had to make peace with it because at least she was by his side. This time, in the Kumbh Mela, too, she was with him,” Sanjeev was quoted saying.
He also recalled how his father was an active person and was always on his toes when it comes to music. In fact, while Sanjeev often asked his father to undergo a full health check up, he did turn a deaf ear to it as well. Sanjeev said, “I remember arguing with him so many times and explaining the gravity of the situation; he used to wear a cotton mask as he said that otherwise he felt suffocated due to his heart ailment. But frankly, he never listened to me on most things, whether it was about the mask or his outings to religious places or that he should undergo a full check-up; he would just turn around and say that I am neither his father nor a doctor. ”Earlier in the day, singer Udit Narayan revealed that Shravan had called the singer from the mela. The singer wondered why Shravan visited the religious gathering during a pandemic. Rathod created some of Bollywood's most iconic hits of the 1990s, alongside his musical partner Nadeem Saifi. Saifi and Rathod - known together as Nadeem-Shravan - made many of the Indian film industry's biggest romantic musical hits, for films such as 1991's Phool Aur Kaante, Saajan and AashiquiOpen in app