Bollywood producer Dinesh Gandhi has died in a blaze at his apartment building in Mumbai, India.

Gandhi, 65, and his wife were among the seven residents who perished when a fire swept through the 12th floor of the 26-storey Mont Blanc building on Friday night (13Dec13).

His friend, director Ehsaan Noorani, confirmed the news in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "RIP Dinesh Gandhi producer of our film Armaan, he died in the horrible fire at Mont Blanc building in Mumbai."

Gandhi has worked on a number of films starring Bollywood icons including Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta and Anil Kapoor. His biggest box office release was 1988's Tezaab.