Music composer Sudhir Phadke passes away

MUMBAI:Renowned composer-playback singer Sudhir Phadke passed away in Mumbai this morning.

Phadke, who was admitted to hospital last week after he suffered brain haemorrhage, died at 10:30 am.

Among the last major works that he was associated with though was not on the music front but the movie Veer Savarkar, on the life of

freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, which he produced. Of course, he composed the music as well. 

Phadke, who was born in 1919, was 85 when he died and is survived by his wife and son Shridhar, a composer himself.

Phadke's body will be kept at Veer Savarkar Memorial at Dadar in central Mumbai from 9 am till noon on Tuesday for his admirers to pay their last tributes.

He composed music for over 110 films in a career spanning over 50 years.

Phadke was among those felicitated during the Sahyadri Navratna

Phadke receiving the Sahyadri Navratna Puraskar 2002 for lifetime achievement in music from Pt Jasraj in April this year Puraskar 2002 awards presented by in association with DD Sahyadri. The awards were instituted to celebrate excellence achieved by Maharashtrians in various fields. The awards ceremony was held on 27 April at the Juhu Centaur Hotel in western Mumbai's Juhu suburb and was telecast on DD Sahyadri on Maharashtra Day, 1 May. 

Phadke was presented the Swar Ratna Puraskar for outstanding achievement in the field of music. 

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