Vijay Patil was the “Laxman” of duo composers “Raam-Laxman”. In 1976, Raam (his partner Surendra) died immediately after signing the film Agent Vinod 1977. Laxman continued to retain Raam’s name in Marathi as well as Hindi films. In 1975, The famous comedian, Dada Kondke approached him to compose the music for his Marathi comedy Pandu Hawaldar. Vijay, with his friend Raam, composed the music that went on to become a raging hit, and their alliance with Kondke did not break until the latter’s death.
In the year 1988, Raamlaxman got a major break with Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). Laxman scored a major hit once again with Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994). His collaboration with Sooraj Barjatya went on and he gave good hits in the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. RaamLaxman’s other popular films includes Tarana, Agent Vinod, Patthar Ke Phool, 100 Days, Saatwaan Asman, Anmol, Baharon Ke Manzil, Muskurahat, I Love You, Kanoon, Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe and many more.
Lata Mangeshkar expressed her condolences on Twitter, “I just learned that the extremely talented and popular music composer Raam Laxman ji (Vijay Patil) has passed away. I am very sorry to hear this. He was a great man. I sang many of his songs which got very popular. I pay him my respects.”
Mujhe abhi pata chala ki bahut guni aur lokpriya sangeetkar Ram Laxman ji (Vijay Patil) ji ka swargwas hua. Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua. Wo bahut acche insaan the.Maine unke kai gaane gaaye jo bahut lokpriya hue. Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. pic.twitter.com/CAqcVTZ8jT— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) May 22, 2021