His cancer relapsed for the third time and he was in critical condition for over 40 days. Shrivastava breathed his last a day after he turned 49. His brother-in-law and music composer Lalit Pandit, from the Jatin-Lalit duo, confirmed the news to IANS over a text message. "Aadesh passed away at 12:30 am," the message read. The singer, who earlier battled with cancer in 2010, was undergoing treatment in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here. Shrivastava composed music for films like "Chalte Chalte", "Baabul", "Baghban", "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" and "Raajneeti". He was married to actress and playback singer Vijayata Pandit. He is survived by his wife and two children. Lalit had earlier told IANS that despite doctors trying their best to help Shrivastava overcome his illness, the treatment remained ineffective on him. Lalit had also noted that they need everyone's prayers. As the news of his illness surfaced in the media, members of film fraternity like Lata Mangeshkar and AR Rahman expressed shock and hope for healthy recovery while others like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan met him at the hospital.
King, who will forever be linked with the Gibson guitars he named Lucille, died in Las Vegas, the newspaper quoted his attorney as saying. Reuters could not immediately verify the report. King was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the 1980s. He was hospitalised in April for a few days after suffering from dehydration related to the disease. In May he said in a Facebook post that he was in hospice care at his home. He outlived all his fellow post-World War Two blues greats - Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins and John Lee Hooker - to see the rough music born in the cotton fields of the segregated South reach a new audience. "Being a blues singer is like being black twice," King wrote in his autobiography, "Blues All Around Me," of the lack of respect the music got compared with rock and jazz. "While the civil rights movement was fighting for the respect of black people, I felt I was fighting for the respect of the blues." King went from touring black bars and dance halls in the 1940s and '50s to headlining an all-blues show at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1970 and recording with the likes of Clapton and U2 in the '90s. King had a deep, resonant singing voice and, despite having what he called "stupid fingers," an immediately recognisable guitar sound. His unique style of trilling the strings with a fluttering left-hand vibrato, which he called it "the butterfly," helped shape early rock. He delivered stinging single-note licks that brimmed with emotion and were copied by white rock guitarists including Jeff Beck and Bonnie Raitt. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time ranked King at No. 3, behind only Hendrix and Duane Allman.
Actress Anushka Sharma says she didn’t expect anything from her offbeat debut production film “NH10” in terms of numbers, but what has made her joyous is watching the audience clap towards the end of the movie. Anushka is glad that it has not just managed to find critical acclaim, but also the audiences’ appreciation. “It feels great that such films are being appreciated. I expected nothing from this film because that’s how I am….you should just do your work, and then numbers will follow you.” “We didn’t expect anything, didn’t put any mark (for profits), so it’s been great,” Anushka said here. The actress says the one point she felt victorious was while watching the film with the audience. “I’ve seen the film with the audience and they clapped towards the end. That has never happened…so, to see people clapping at the end of the film is very satisfying,” she added.