Renowned music arranger Anil Mohile passed away at his Mumbai residence Wednesday morning, a family friend said. He was 71.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter and son Amar, also a composer and music arranger.
Mohile suffered a massive heart attack around 2.30 a.m. this morning. He breathed his last shortly afterwards at the Andheri west residence of his son, the friend said.
A favourite with top Bollywood music directors, Mohile arranged music for around 85 Hindi and Marathi movies, including Amitabh Bachchan starrers like "Sharaabi" and "Don". Son Amar followed in his father's footsteps with music arrangement for the recent blockbuster, "Singham".
Mohile also arranged the music and orchestra at stage shows in national and international concerts by top singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and others.