The singer, who was born blind, passed away on Friday (09Oct15) in Mumbai, India after suffering multiple organ failure, according to the New York Times.

Jain began his career in the 1970s composing for films including Chor MAChaye Shor, Geet Gaata Chal and Chitchor. He also worked in TV on shows including Dada Dadi ki Kahaniyaan, Ramayan and Luv Kush.

In addition to his film and TV work, Jain also composed many original songs and released his own albums.

In 1985, the composer won the best music director Filmfare Award for his work on Raj Kapoor's Ram Teri Ganga Maili.