Celebrated music composer Shravan Rathod, of Nadeem-Sharvan fame, passed away after battling COVID-19. He was 66 and was admitted to Mumbai’s SL Raheja hospital in a critical condition. The news of Shravan’s death was confirmed by composer Nadeem Saifi, the other half of the popular duo to Bombay Times. He said, “My Shanu is no more. We have seen an entire life together. We saw our highs, we saw our lows. We’ve grown up with each other in many ways. We never lost touch and no physical distance could ever separate the two of us. I am in deep pain as I say this but my friend and my companion, my partner of so many years is no more. It has left such a vacuum. I spoke to his son who was inconsolable. We had been in touch on a regular basis for the last several days when Shravan complained of ill-health and had to be moved to a hospital’.On the work front, Nadeem-Shravan are widely regarded as the musicians who brought back melody in the early nineties with ‘Aashiqui’, their superhit soundtrack of 1990. The frequent collaborations with Kumar Sanu resulted in a series of musical successes through the nineties, including ‘Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin’, ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Phool Aur Kaante’, ‘Sadak’, ‘Deewana’, and ‘Pardes’. Meanwhile, the second wave of coronavirus has infected many people, and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising. In Bollywood, an array of celebrities have got infected within a span of a few weeks. Recently, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonu Sood, Manish Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and Rohit Saraf, among others had tested positive for COVID-19.