The Hindi film industry suffered a tremendous loss when the noted music director Aadesh Srivastav expired this Saturday, after a prolonged battle with the fatal disease blood cancer. He had been undergoing treatment for a long time and was in hospital for more than a month now, but could not fight the third relapse of the deadly disease. He is survived by his wife Vijeta Pandit, singer and former actress, and two sons. Aadesh has made a glorious contribution to the film industry with hit melodies in films like Baaghban, Baabul, Chalte Chalte and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. He made his first success in the industry with the hit musical movie “Aao Pyar Karein” and coincidentally, his last film “Welcome Back” hit the cinemas just a day before his demise. The industry will never be able to forget this talented music director and singer.
Here is a list of top 10 best songs of Aadesh Srivastav:
10. Kya Ada Kya Jalwe Tere Paro
One of the earlier hits of this great artist was “Kya Ada Kya Jalwe Tere Paro”, a naughty romantic musical from the 1996 Sunil Shetty starrer “Shastra”.
9. Bahut Khoobsurat Ghazal
The year 2000 was a good one for Aadesh as he delivered hit after hit in this year. One of the best of his songs was “Bahut Khoobsurat Ghazal” which starred Govinda and Karishma Kapoor and was a part of the movie called “Shikari”.
8. Suno Na Suno Na
“Suno Na Suno Na” was a soft romantic melody from the 2003 release called “Chalte Chalte”. The song starred Sharukh Khan and Rani Mukherji and brough a great deal of acclaim for Aadesh Srivastav.
7. Sona Sona
Aadesh Srivastav proved that he was one of the best singers to do playback for Amitabh Bachchan with the song “Sona Sona” in the 1998 release called “Major Saab”.
The 2000 release called “Refugee” had some beautiful songs like “Panchi Nadiya Hawa Ke Jhonke”. It was the debut film of Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor. Aadesh Srivastav recieved the IIFA for technical excellence for the best background score for “Refugee”.
5. Hathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal
The next name on the list of best songs by Aadesh Srivastav is that of “Hathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal”, from the 1994 release “Aao Pyar Karein”. The song had Saif Ali Khan and Shilpa Shetty in it.
4. Kiska Chehra
Aadesh Srivastav was a versatile music composer, with amazing grip over various genres of music. This was proved by his hit ghazal called “Kiska Chehra”, which he did for the 2000 release called “Tarqeeb”. The ghazal was voiced by the legendary singer, Jagjit Singh.
3. Mora Piya
Another soulful melody by Aadesh Srivastav was “Mora Piya”, a song from the 2010 release called “Rajneeti”. The song featured heart throbs Ranbeer Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
2. Chali Chali
Featuring next on the list of top 10 songs of Aadesh Srivastav is “Chali Chali” from “Baghban” (2003), a romantic song filmed on the legendary actors Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. All the others songs of “Baghban” did well too.
Aadesh Srivastav excelled as a music director and a singer too. One of his most unforgettable songs in Bollywood is “Shaava Shaava” from “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”, a 2001 release, in which he did playback singing for the superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
Bollywood has lost its shining star today. RIP Aadesh Srivastav!