Music composer and lyricist, Ravindra Jain (71) died on 9 October at Lilavati hospital in Mumbai after a prolonged illness.

The veteran music maestro was reportedly suffering from a kidney ailment.

Ravindra Jain was scheduled to perform at a concert in Nagpur last week but was hospitalised after he suffered a paralytic stroke.

Later, he was shifted to Mumbai for treatment on Wednesday but passed away on Friday.

Ravindra Jain was one of the most respected music composers of Bollywood and several celebrities of the tinsel town have expressed grief at his demise.

Having started his career in 1970, Ravindra Jain has composed songs for several Hindi films, including "Chor Machaye Shor", "Geet Gaata Chal", "Chitchor" and "Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhen Se", "Ram Teri Ganga Maili" and "Heena", among others.

His most recent works included music for films "Vivaah" and "Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu".

Apart from Hindi songs, he was known for composing music for ghazals and TV serials also. He won the Best Music Director award in 1985 for the movie "Ram Teri Ganga Maili" and was also honoured with a Padma Shri in 2015.

Ravindra Jain was visually challenged since birth but that could never stop him as he believed that no disability can become a barrier for anyone to achieve his or her goal, stated Tribune News Service.

Son of Pandit Indramani Jain and Kiran Jain, Ravindra Jain hailed from Aligarh. He was married to poetess Divya Jain and their son's name is Aayushman Jain.