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Ravindra Jain (28 February 1944 - 9 October 2015)[1][2] was an Indian music composer, lyricist, playback singer, and Bollywood film composer. He received the Best Music Director award from Filmfare for his work in Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985.[3]. He started his career in the early 1970s, composing for hit movies such as Chor Machaye Shor (1974), Geet Gaata Chal (1975), Chitchor (1976) and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978). He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India in 2015 for his contribution to arts.[4]

Ravindra Jain
Hindi man with a microphone on a stage in 2015
Jain at the Rajasthan Cinema Awards in 2015
Born(1944-02-28)28 February 1944
Aligarh, India
Died9 October 2015(2015-10-09) (aged 71)
Nagpur, India
OccupationMusic composer, lyricist, playback singer
Years active1971–2015
Spouse(s)Divya Jain
ChildrenAyushman Jain[citation needed]
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Ravindra Jain was born blind on 28 February 1944 to Pandit Indramani Jain and Kiran Jain as the third child of seven brothers and one sister. At a young age, he started singing bhajans at temples in India.[5] His father recognized his talent and sent him to a school in India to study music. He belongs to the Jain community.


  1. ^ Pandya, Haresh. "Ravindra Jain, Bollywood Film Composer, Dies at 71", The New York Times, United States, 10 October 2015. Retrieved on 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ Business Standard. "Bollywood's veteran music composer Ravindra Jain dies at 71", Business Standard, India, 9 October 2015. Retrieved on 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ Filmfare. "ALL FILMFARE AWARDS WINNERS", Filmfare, India, ©2019. Retrieved on 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ TNN (9 April 2015). "Jains steal the show with 7 Padmas". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ Vats, Rohit. "Ravindra Jain: The man who introduced Yesudas to us", Hindustan Times, India. 9 October 2015. Retrieved on 26 March 2019.

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