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Ravindra Jain’s biography

Ravindra Jain was born on February 28, 1944 at Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He was born  blind.  His father Pandit Indramani Jain was a noted 'Vaidya' and was a very reputed man of society. He completed his studies from Aligarh and got his Sangeet Prabhakar's Degree from Prayer Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He has a developed a good sense of music as well as poetry. He found himself at ease in composing music for the songs he wrote. He married Divya Jain who was a poetess of high caliber, and who is daughter of Shri R. S. Jain and Poetess-Writer Smt. Nirmala Jain.

In 1970 he came to Bombay to find his way in the Hindi cinema. He got his first chance to compose music for N. N. Sippy's Silsila Hai Pyar Ka, in 1972. But unfortunately the film could not be completed due to some reasons. In the same year he got Jhunjhunwala's Lori. He composed music for few more films in the same year, but the first film which got released was Kaanch Aur Heera.

In 1973, he got Rajshri's Saudagar, with Amitabh Bachchan in the main lead. It was an offbeat film. Ravindra composed very good music for the film and he got to work with the leading singers like Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The song who drew attention of the film-goers were: 'Har Haseen Cheez Ka..', 'Door Hai Kinaara..' and 'Tera Mera Saath Rahe..'. He wrote the lyrics for the songs of Saudagar.

But, the real success came to him with N. N. Sippy's Chor Machaye Shor in 1974. The songs like: 'Le Jayenge Le Jayenge..', 'Ek Daal Par Tota Baitha..' and 'Ghungroo Ki Tarah Bajta Hi Raha Hoon..' created waves among the music lovers. With the success of Chor Machaye Shor, Ravindra got number of films: Geet Gaata Chal, Tapasaya, Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, Chit chor etc. He Became the music director of the Rajshri Productions. He gave many musical hits with Rajshri.

Ravindra introduced new voices in his films like, Yesudas, Hemlata, Jaspal Singh, Aarti Mukherjee, Chandrani Mukherjee & and many others. Besides composing music he kept himself busy with writing songs. He gave many live performances and stage shows.

His collection of shairi's title 'Ujalon Ka Silsila' in Urdu and received Sahitya Award from Uttar Pradesh Hindi-Urdu Sahitya Award Committee, Lucknow, on 6th June 1997 By Shri Romesh Bhandari, Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Ravindra Jain also received many prestigious awards like Rasheshwar, Sur singer, Film Fare, Swami Haridas, Youth National, Ashirwad, Adhar Shila, Uptron, Priyadarshini, Jaycees, Lions, Indigo '90, Rotary, Bengal Film Journalists Association Award, Uttar Pradesh Film Patrakar Sangh Award, Sangeet Gyaneshwar Award, Almost Faqir, Sangeet Samrat & as well as honoured by many National, International, Social Cultural & Film Institutions.

Ravindra devotes his time in participating all literary, cultural, social, political and religious activities and also in kavi sammelan and mushairas. Recently Ravindra Jain came out with his autobiography 'Sunehere Pal'.
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