Music arranger Anil Mohile passes away

Mumbai: Noted music arranger Anil Mohile passed away here today following a heart attack, family sources said. He was 71. Mohile was a permanent fixture at stage shows in India and abroad where Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle performed.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter and son Amar, whon is also a composer and music arranger. Mohile suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in suburban Andheri early today. Prominent personalities from Marathi and Hindi film industry were present at his cremation in Andheri this afternoon.

Mohile had arranged music for around 85 Hindi and Marathi movies. Reacting to Mohile`s demise, Lata Mangeshkar said, "We had an association that went back 50 years and shared family ties. He never said no to any request we made. He was a jovial person. I never saw him sad. He always joked."