DHAKA: Rabin Ghosh, renowned musician and music composer of South Asia, died of protracted illness today. He was 76.

He was husband of ace Pakistani film actress Shabnam. They were one of the successful couples of film industry.

Famous playback singer Ahmed Rushdi has a notable contribution to Ghosh's success. Ghosh gained fame in the mid-1960s when Rushdi sang his compositions in films like Chakori, Jahan tum wahan hum, Paisa, etc.

Ghosh, who had moved to Karachi in the 1980s, also contributed greatly to the Pakistani film industry. He composed songs for the film Aaina, one of the greatest films ever made in the Pakistan film Industry.