Music director Sapan Sengupta dies aged 90

Music director Sapan Sengupta dies aged 90

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Sapan-Jagmohan is the most famous Bollywood songwriting duo of the 1960s and 1970s. They created some amazing songs for the audience. However, the duo are no longer together.

Music director Sapan Sengupta has passed away. He breathed his last at his residence in Powai, Mumbai on Saturday October 15. The veteran musical director was 90 when he died.
Her daughter Shilpi Ghosh shared the news with the Times Of India by phone. She shared, “We celebrated his 90th birthday on July 17 by cutting a cake and giving him a taste. But he had been in pain since January of this year.”
For the uninitiated, Jagmohan Bakshi of the Sapan-Jagmohan duo died in 1999 itself. The famous duo had been composing music for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Bhojpuri films and TV serials for over three decades.

Shilpi Ghosh recalled a beautiful memory involving Kishore Kumar. She said he was known to be very particular with his payments, but left without charging anything after recording “Mera jivan kuchch kaam na aaya”. She said that he liked the composition, so he did not take any money.

She further mentioned that her father, Sapan, was born in Dhaka but raised in Kolkata. He had traveled to Bombay hoping to become a playback singer in 1957 and join the Bombay Youth Choir where he met Jagmohan.

She shared, “When the two realized that the singing world was extremely competitive, they decided to team up as songwriters.”

RIP, Sapan Sengupta.

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