Popular lyricist and music composer Yashwant Dev passed away early this morning. The ace Marathi artist, aged 92, was admitted in the hospital as he was going through a treatment for chikungunya. His last rites will take place in Dadar in the evening. The news of the renowned musician has shaken the Marathi film industry. Twitter is flooded with condolence messages and the fans are heartbroken by the sad demise of the veteran star of the industry.
Fans posted messages like, "RIP Yashwant Deo Saheb, one of the finest music composers Marathi film industry has ever produced. Huge loss of Music fraternity.#YashwantDev." Check out the tweets.
शब्दप्रधान गायकीचे महत्त्व जपणारे आणि मराठी भावसंगीतावर ‘शतदा प्रेम’ करायला लावणारे ज्येष्ठ संगीतकार, गायक, कवी, गीतकार पं. यशवंत देव यांना भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली!
— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) October 30, 2018
असेन मी नसेन मी तरी असेल गीत हे.. देव काका.. 🙏🙏 rest in peace...
— Spruha Joshi (@spruhavarad) October 30, 2018
RIP Yashwant Deo Saheb, one of the finest music composers Marathi film industry has ever produced. Huge loss of Music fraternity.#YashwantDev
— Devavrat Akolkar (@AdDeovrat) October 30, 2018
— RJSwapnil (@swwapniljoshi) October 30, 2018
The award winner lyricist gave irreplaceable gems to the Marathi literature and film world with songs like 'Bhatukli cha Khela madhle', 'jeevanat hi ghadi', 'asen mi nasen mi' to name a few. He also contributed a major share in the Marathi plays apart from the single, albums, folk songs and much more. May his family and friends find the strength to face the irreparable loss.