Bollywood: Salman Khan, other celebs mourn death of music composer Laxman
Laxman of the popular Raam Laxman duo had composed tunes for hits films such as Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan took to social media on Saturday to mourn the demise of veteran composer Laxman of the popular Raam Laxman duo.
Laxman, who continued working as Raam Laxman after the death of his partner Raam, passed away after suffering a heart attack in Nagpur earlier in the day.
Laxman, or Vijay Patil, had composed the music for several Salman Khan films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Patthar Ke Phool.
"Ram Laxman, music director of my successful films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Patthar Ke Phool, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Hum Apke Hain Kaun has sadly passed away. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the bereaved family," Salman Khan tweeted.
Others from the film industry also mourned the composer's demise on social media.
Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas posted: "Veteran music composer Ram Laxman (Vijay Patil ) composer of many hit films like Maine Pyaar Kiya and many passed away due to a heart attack last night I had the privilege to work with him specially a song Mein Tere Saath Hun from film Patthar. May his soul rest in eternal peace."
Earlier in the day, playback legend Lata Mangeshkar was one of the first to tweet: I have come to know that the extremely talented and popular music composer Raam Laxman ji (Vijay Patil) ji has breathed his last. I'm extremely saddened to hear this. He was a very nice person. I've lent my voice to several of his songs that became very popular. I pay my humble respect to him."
Ram Laxman, music director of my successful films like maine pyaar kiya, patthar ke phool, hum saath saath hain, hum apke hain kaun has sadly passed away. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the bereaved family.— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 22, 2021