Ravindra Jain, Indian composer, dies at 71

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Ravindra Jain, born on February 28, 1944, and died on October 9, 2015, Ravindra was an Indian music composer and lyricist.

Ravindra won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award in 1985.

He is a well-respected figure, and considered a role

model for many people, as he overcame his disability of blindness.

He died on 9th October 2015 in Mumbai’s Lilawati hospital after prolonged illnesses.

Ravindra Jain was born blind to well-known Sanskrit scholar and Ayurvedacharya, Pandit Indramani Jain and mother Kiran Jain.

Ravindra and his family hail from Aligarh. He is the third child among seven brothers and a sister.

Ravindra Jain’s elder siblings are Pandit Mahendra Kumar Jain, a renowned Ayurvedic physician and D.K. Ravindra , director of the Times Group and a famous judge.

Ravindra ‘s younger brother Manindra Jain runs a successful construction and real estate business in/around the New Delhi region.

Brother Vijay Jain is based in Canada and brother Akhilesh Jain resides in Mumbai with his family.

Tarun Kumar Jain was AE at Harduaganj Thermal Power Station, Kasimpur Power House, (Aligarh).

Ravindra started singing at a very young age, reciting Jain bhajans and poetry by famous Ravindra poets such as Pandit Dyanantraiji, Pandit Budhjanji, etc. at nearby Jain temples.

It was Ravindra Jain’s parents that first decided to teach him music.

Ravindra received basic training under Pandit G.L. Jain, Pandit Janardhan Sharma, and Pandit Nathu Ram.

Ravindra ‘s entry into films was in 1960 in Calcutta. Ten years later, Prathibhushan Bhattacharya took Ravindra to Mumbai, where Ravindra composed for his film Kranthi and Balidaan.

In January 1972, Ravindra started his film career as a composer with this first film song being recorded in Mohd.

Rafi’s voice-a song that remains unreleased to this day.


Ravindra Jain passed away on October 9, 2015.