GG News Bureau
Mumbai, 7th May. Renowned musician Vanraj Bhatia died at his residence in Mumbai on Friday morning. He had an equal grip on Hindustani and Western classical music. He was 93. Bhatia was also a reader of music for five years at the University of Delhi.
Vanraj Bhatia, who started his film career with Shyam Benegal’s film Ankur, became the first musician in the country to start composing music for advertising films.
Music composer Vanraj Bhatia has been ill for a long time; he breathed his last morning at his residence in South Mumbai.
He received the National Film Award for Best Composer for the 1988 television release ‘Tamas’. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri award in 2012.