Shravan Kumar Rathod of popular music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, who made the 90s iconic for Bollywood with their impeccable compositions, is currently hospitalised and critically ill after he recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Shravan is critical because he reportedly has co-morbidities but his condition hasn't deteriorated after admission to hospital, as per Film Information. He is currently in Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai. The report of Shravan battling Covid-19 comes at a time when several Bollywood celebrities are battling the coronavirus. It include Rahul Roy, Sonu Sood, Arjun Rampal, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sumeet Vyas, Sameera Reddy and others.
Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif among others have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.
On the other hand, renowned 7-time National Award winner Marathi film-maker and writer Sumitra Bhave passed away in Pune due to age-related ailments. She was 78 and breathed her last at a private hospital early on Monday.
Bhave, along with her colleague and co-director Sunil Sukhthankar, were considered path-breaking film-makers who brought a sea-change in the Marathi film industry, bringing it both commercial success and critical acclaim.
When she was making her debut film, she came in contact with Sunil Sukhthankar, a FTII graduate and he joined her as an assistant director. They went on to make a Marathi film Doghi (1995) which got them awards at the Maharashtra State Film Awards and another National Award in 1996.
They collaborated on another National Award winner, Vaastupurush (2002) and Dahavi Fa which won the Best Director and Best Film Award at the Maharashtra State Film Awards in 2003. The duo's film Devrai (2004) also bagged a National Award and several state awards, besides television serials Katha Sarita and Majhi Shala.
(With IANS Inputs)
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