Mohammed remembered as ‘eternal’ pan arranger, composer

TT – Panman Lennox “Bobby” Mohammed is remembered by his younger brother Selwyn as the eternal pan arranger and composer.

Selwyn said Bobby was composing music on his deathbed at the San Fernando General Hospital, where he was treated for renal failure and internal bleeding before he died on Tuesday morning.

“Up until the last, when I spoke to him, he was still trying to compose music.”

He said he did not know his brother had kidney problems until a few days before he was hospitalised.

He lauded the strides his brother made in the pan arena, holding the record as the youngest arranger to win a national Panorama title, with the first steelband from San Fernando to do so.

He spoke with pride of the many world tours Mohammed had made, especially as leader of the national steelband to the Commonwealth Arts Festival in 1966, and the many records he produced with the band.

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