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Rajan (1933-2020) and Nagendra (1935-2000) were born into a middle class music family in Mysore. His father was a harmonium and flute player, he used to play background music in silent movies.
Veteran Kannada film composer Rajan-Nagendra duo Fame Rajan has died. ৮ Sunday The year-old Rajan breathed his last at his home in Bangalore last Sunday evening. Rajan lost his younger brother Nagendra about 20 years ago. According to reports, Rajan-Nagendra were the famous Hindi film couple Shankar-Jayakishan, Laxmikant-Pyrelal and Kalyanji-Anandji class music composers. He was called Kalyanji-Anandaji in Kannada films.
Taking singing classes until two days ago
Speaking to an English news website, Rajan’s son R Anant Kumar said, “He was very healthy and taking an online music class. He had indigestion for the last two days. He breathed his last at home around 11pm on Sunday.” Lee. “
Has given music in about 375 films
The Rajan-Nagendra duo has composed music for about 375 films in their five-decade long career. Of these, about 200 are Kannada films. The rest are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Tulu, Hindi and Sinhala language films. According to reports, their name holds the record for the longest active musician duo in the music industry.
Nagendra died in 2000
Rajendra’s younger brother Nagendra died on November 2000 in Bangalore. He was being treated for a hernia. However, he later developed problems with blood pressure and diabetes and could not survive.