Aadesh Shrivastava, born on September 4, 1966 and died September 5, 2015 of cancer, he was a composer and singer of Indian music.
Over the course of his career, he had composed music for over 100 Hindi films. Just a day after he turned 49, he succumbed to cancer.
Shrivastava got his first big break with film Kanyadaan in the year 1993. Among the singers who sang in this movie, there was Lata Mangeshkar who sang his first song.
But the film did not release, and the songs went unnoticed. The same thing happened with Jaane Tamanna, but he bounced back with Aao Pyaar Karen. One track “Haathon Mein Aa Gaya Jo Kal” was a hit.
His other films are Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya and Shastra. The chart buster “Kya Ada Kya Jalwe Tere Paro” from the film Shastra got him in the limelight once again.
In 1998, his music in the film Angaarey became a hit.He composed the Lata Udit duet Pehli Nazar Mein Tune Ye Kya Kiya which made him famous.
Shrivastava also sang a number of songs and rendered hit songs such as “Sona sona”, “Shava Shava”, “Gustakhiyaan” and “Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha”.
He won accolades for his work in Kunwara, Tarkieb and Shikari in the year 2000. In 2001, his success continued with the movie Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai.
In 2005, he was a judge on the talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005. The following year he turned to direction with his short film on child prostitution, “Sanaa”.
In 2009 he made a cameo in the film World Cupp 2011 and returned to television as a judge on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. His semi-classical song Mora Piya from Raajneeti became a hit in 2010.
On the international front Shrivastava has collaborated with artists such as Akon, Julia Fordham and Wyclef Jean.
Together with Akon, he has launched an India-wide talent search on the website hitlab.com which uses music analysis technology to predict the hit potential of new songs.
Other international artists he has collaborated with include Dominic Miller, Shakira, and T-Pain.
Aadesh Shrivastava died on September 5, 2015 after a tough battle with cancer.