National Award-winning music director Vanraj Bhatia, who has composed music for a number of Bollywood films, TV serials and commercials, died in Mumbai on Friday. Vanraj was 93 years previous and was affected by illnesses as a result of previous age for a very long time. Vanraj was residing alone in Mumbai together with his home assist at the moment.
Born on 31 May 1927, Vanraj Bhatia studied music on the Royal Academy of Music in London. He returned to India in the yr 1959 after which he began working right here. Vanraj first began making jingles of commercials. He then gave the background music of Shyam Benegal’s movie ‘Ankur’ in 1972. He then labored with Shyam Benegal in 16 films like Bhumika, Sardari Begum and Hari-Bhari.
Vanraj had a deep understanding of western in addition to Hindustani music. He gave music to the jingle of about 7 thousand commercials. He additionally gave music for films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaro, Pestonji, Tarang, Percy, Droh Kaal and background music for films like Ajuba, Beta, Damini, Khatik, Pardes, Jasmine. Apart from this, Vanraj additionally gave music of TV serials like Khandan, Tamas, Wagle Ki Duniya, Naqab, Lifeline, India – Ek Khoj and Bannegi Apni Baat.
Vanraj Bhatia was given the National Award for Govind Nihalani’s ‘Tamas’. Apart from this, he was additionally awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the yr 1989 and Padma Shri in 2012.