Aadesh Shrivastava
Bollywood music director Aadesh Shrivastava battling cancerFacebook

Bollywood music composer-director Aadesh Shrivastava, who had been battling cancer, passed away in Mumbai on Saturday at around 12:30 a.m.

The "Baabul" music director was being treated at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for over 40 days after his cancer relapsed for the third time. 

His body is currently being kept at the hospital. The funeral will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Oshiwara Crematorium, Andheri West, reported Indian Express.

Shrivastava rose to fame with his musical compositions for films like "Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham", "Rajneeti", "Chalte Chalte", "Baabul" and "Baghban" among others.

As soon as news of Shrivastava's demise broke, several Bollywood celebs took to twitter to express their condolences to the acclaimed music director.