MUMBAI – Music composer of blockbuster films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Aadesh Shrivastava 51, who was battling a cancer degeneration, passed away at Kokilaben Hospital on Saturday at around 12.30am.He had successfully fought multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells) when he was diagnosed for the first time in 2010.
The hospital authorities confirmed that he passed away after battling the disease hard for over 40 days.
His condition had become very critical in the last few days. Actress wife, Vijeta Pandit and her music composer brothers Jatin and Lalit Pandit were constantly by his side.
One of his family members had said that his chemotherapy was stopped in the last few days as he was not responding to the treatment at all.
In 2011, when the composer had been diagnosed with cancer for the first time, the industry had allegedly given him a cold shoulder.
But, Aadesh had battled this deadly disease and overcame it with his zeal and positivity. Over the last few days, several actors paid him a visit at the Andheri hospital.
Aadesh is best known for his work in films like Chalte Chalte, Baghban and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
His last project as a music composer was recently released Welcome Back. It was the third time Aadesh’s cancer had degenerated.