Maine Pyaar Kiya music director Raam Laxman dies at 78


Veteran Bollywood music director Raam Laxman (Vijay Patil), who had composed songs for filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya's top three films, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Maine Pyaar Kiya and Hum Saath Saath Hain, passed away at his residence in Nagpur in the early hours of Saturday due to a heart attack. He was 78.

"He had taken second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, six days ago. There was no problem at that time. But when he came home he developed weakness. His parameters were dropping. Doctors were attending at home. He passed away at around 2 am on Saturday. He had a cardiac arrest," his son Amar told.

He was born as Vijay Patil and was the 'Laxman of the Raam Laxman music composer duo. His partner Surendra, Raam of the duo, had passed away in 1976, but Patil continued to compose under the same name, slightly changing it to Raamlaxman.