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Lyricist Sudhir Moghe Passes Away

Renowned Marathi lyricist Sudhir Moghe passed away today in Pune. He is survived by wife Dr Shubhada Moghe and an elder brother, veteran actor Shrikant Moghe. He had suffered a major stroke due to thrombosis of a cerebral vessel about a month ago and treated at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune.

The last rites were performed at Vaikunth crematorium on Saturday evening. Among those who attended the funeral were Marathi film director Raj Dutt, anchor Sudhir Gadgil, composer Anand Modak, actor Rahul Solapurkar, vocalist Raghu Nandan Panshikar, poet Sangeeta Barve, Sanjay Kirloskar, Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad’s Sunil Mahajan and Prakash Paigude.

With a plethora of songs to his credit, some of his most memorable ones include 'Phite Andharache Jale', 'Sakhi Mand Zhalya Taraka', 'Dhundi Kalyana Dhundi Phulana', 'Dayaghana', 'Ala Ala Vaara', 'Dislis Tu Phulale Rutu', 'He Jeevan Sundar Ahe', 'Visru Nako Shrirama Mala', 'Gomu Sangtina', 'Ek Zoka Chuke Kaljacha Thoka' and 'Sanj Ye Gokuli'.

Moghe's songs were rendered by noted singers like Hemant Kumar, Sudhir Phadke, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar, Pt Hridaynath Mangeshkar and more.

Born on February 8, 1939, at Kirloskarwadi, Moghe had come to Pune for higher education. In the 80s, he started his literary career as anchor of a programme called Aapali Awad. Throughout his career as a poet, Moghe wrote lyrics for numerous memorable songs and his last body of works include lyrics for Mrunal Kulkarni-directed film Rama-Madhav. Moghe had also recently taken to painting and an exhibition of his works inspired by poetry had been organised.

Moghe was the brother of actor Shrikant Moghe and had recently taken to painting in his free time. He had also put up an exhibition of his works. 
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