- Music composer
Vanraj Bhatiapassed away at his residence in Mumbai today.
- The prolific Bhatia was credited with composing over 7000 jingles which included brands like Liril, Dulux and
Bhatia who composed music for movies including classics like 36 Chowringhee Lane, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Manthan and Ankur, has also composed close to 7,000 jingles over the years. He also composed the opening tunes for immensely popular television shows like
In advertising, perhaps his most loved compositions are for Liril and Dulux. The song Mero Gaam Katha Parey from Benegal's Manthan that was also used in a brilliant ad for Amul was composed by him too.
Many from the ad world who had worked with him shared their experiences and their grief on social media.
Go well, Vanraj Bhatia. As an impoverished PG, I was your neighbour for a year in Rungta House. I used to peek out… https://t.co/qmyoj5n52Q— Ramki (@ramkid) 1620367165000
Once, many years back, the creative team at my agency wanted to do a scratch jingle recording for a presentation to… https://t.co/GxyDXeT67G— Dhunji S. Wadia (@dhunji) 1620369630000
Mero Gaam Katha Parey from Manthan (1976): soul stirring#VanrajBhatia https://t.co/s0LfmOkPHp— Gautam Chikermane (@gchikermane) 1620369914000
Will always remember #VanrajBhatia as a very inspiring musician who constantly explored with his melodies and compo… https://t.co/5P4vo1wX3q— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) 1620370903000
#VanrajBhatia the brilliant, eccentric and extraordinary composer, musicians! His music will live on in our hearts… https://t.co/H7Gk8uYz8m— Sanjoy K Roy (@SanjoyRoyTWA) 1620369672000