Ravindra Jain (1944 - 2015) : A Tribute To The Musical Maestro

Ravindra Jain (1944 - 2015) : A Tribute To The Musical Maestro

29 May 18 @ 4:48 PM | By Ravi
Ravindra Jain who passed away on 9 October 2015 due to a prolonged illness at Mumbai was an Indian singer, music composer and lyricist who had a career spanning over four decades. He was born on 28th February 1944 in a Jain family to well-known Sanskrit scholar and Ayurvedacharya, Pandit Indramani Jain and Kiran Jain. Ravindra Jain was born blind but his handicap was never a hurdle for his music vision which did all the talking for him. He came to Mumbai in the early 70’s and started his film career as a composer with a film song recorded in the voice of Mohd. Rafi. Unfortunately, the song never got released but he shortly got his first break to compose the songs and lyrics of ‘Kaanch Aur Heera’. Though, the film went unnoticed but his songs were noticed. He got his big break in Sudhendu Roy’s ‘Saudagar’ in 1973 and after that it was no looking back for the composer. He went on to compose for films such as ‘Chor Machaye Shor’ (1974), ‘Geet Gaata Chal’ (1975), ‘Chitchor' (1976) and ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ (1978), etc. He won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1985 for Raj Kapoor’s ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’. Here, we pay tribute to the legend and list out his top 10 film music albums which will remain chartbusters for years to come.