Salman Khan mourns the demise of his Hum Aapke Hain Koun music director Raam Laxman

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Music director Ram Laxman, the music director behind many successful films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Patthar Ke Phool, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, has passed away this morning. He was 78 and reportedly suffered a heart attack at his residence in Nagpur, Maharashtra. His son Amar in a statement said, “My father passed away at 2:00 am on Saturday. He died due to a heart attack. He got the second jab of Covid-19 vaccine a few days ago, following which he was feeling very weak and fatigued, and a doctor was treating him for that.”

Mourning his demise, Salman Khan wrote, “Ram Laxman, music director of my successful films like maine pyaar kiya, patthar ke phool, hum saath saath hain, hum apke hain kaun has sadly passed away. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the bereaved family(sic).”

Lata Mangeshkar too expressed her condolences and wrote on Twitter, “I just learned that the extremely talented and popular music composer Raam Laxman ji (Vijay Patil) has passed away. I am very sorry to hear this. He was a great man. I sang many of his songs which got very popular. I pay him my respects(sic).”

Rajshri Films too expressed their condolences and wrote, “Music Composer Vijay Patil a.k.a Laxman of the iconic #RaamLaxman duo passed away. Our deepest condolences to his family in this tough time. Rajshri will always remember him for his immense contribution to the music industry. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Known as Vijay Patil, he was Laxman of the Raam Laxman duo. His partner Surendra, who was the Raam of the duo passed away in 1976 but Vijay continues to use his partner’s name in his creations to honor his memory.

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