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Veteran music director Raam-Laxman passes away

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Veteran music director Vijay Patil (Laxman), better known as RaamLaxman, passed away last night in Nagpur after a brief illness. He was 78. His last rites will be performed today at 12pm.
A student of the Bhatkhande Sangeet Sansthan, Vijay Patil had taken his initial music lessons in Nagpur (which is also his hometown) from his father. Adept in playing accordion and piano, Vijay Patil started his music career in an orchestra. He and his partner Surendra (Raam) got their break in films with none other than Dada Kondke in the Marathi film Pandu Hawaldar (1975), which saw a raging success . Thereafter they continued doing Marathi films with Dada Kondke until they got Agent Vinod (1977). Though his friend Raam (Surendra) passed away soon after the film was signed, Vijay Patil continued to work as RaamLaxman. He became a regular with Rajshri Productions and gave his career best music with the thumping success of Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). The film also gave him his first and only Filmfare award. He has also composed music for a few Bhojpuri films.

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4 Comments

  1. Dinesh shah

    May 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    This is just for your information….सुप्रसिद्ध संगीतकार राम लक्ष्मण यानि विजय पाटिल का कल निधन हो गया। दूरदर्शन के संगीत सितारे कार्यक्रम में उन्होंने स्वीकार किया कि उन्हें संगीतकार बनने की प्रेरणा संगीतकार कल्याणजी आनंदजी से उनकी फिल्म मेहंदी लगी मेरे हाथ से मिली थी। विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि
    _महेश शर्मा “अनुराग”,

    • Deepa

      May 31, 2021 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks for the information.

  2. Rimi Basu Sinha

    May 31, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Dear Deepa , its a hugely impactful information about RamLaxman jee which i never knew. Very well written article. Best wishes – Rimi

    • Deepa

      May 31, 2021 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you Rimi 🙂

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