We were always connected, first by our music and then by our mutual respect & love: Nadeem remembers his ‘chota bhai’ Shravan

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Shravan Rathod of Nadeem Shravan music-duo passed away on April 22 due to COVID-19 leaving everyone in Bollywood shocked. His demise has left a deep void in the hearts of his fans and family but his partner Nadeem Saifi was devastated. The music composer in a recent interview with a daily spoke about his ‘chota bhai’ and confidante Shravan and revealed that it was the latter’s idea to team up like other legendary music composers like Laxmikant-Pyarelalji and Kalyanji-Anandji.

Nadeem revealed that their mutual friend Harish Bhopaiya had introduced them way back in college. They started out as teenagers, almost 48 years ago and started jamming together. Nadeem said that Shravan was the person he shared his soul with as that it the only way to make soulful music. He said, “Shravan and I were close friends. We were like brothers, we could give our lives for each other. And because we had this kind of tuning, we could make the music that we did. We had many ups and downs, but we never gave up on each other. We were always connected, first by our music and then by the mutual respect and love we have for one another. We would telephone each other quite often, Shravan, Sameer (Anjaan) and I were always in touch.”

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Nadeem also revealed that the duo were planning to reunite and said, “When I returned to London from Dubai, Shravan and I were seriously considering to do live shows in the US and other international destinations. I had just started initial negotiations and research and development, but then Covid-19 happened, so we thought we would do it once we can, once the pandemic is over, but that’s for another life now.”

Nadeem-Shravan were the hit Jodi of the 1990s, their stardom was almost equivalent to actors and actresses. They had given chart-topping music for films like Aashiqui, Phool aur Kaante, Raja Hindustani, Deewana, Sadak, Saajan, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin and several others that made them a household name.

(Source: Indian Express)

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