Actress Rani Mukerjee‘s father and veteran filmmaker Ram Mukherjee passed away in his Mumbai residence at 5 am on Sunday. He was 84. Ram Mukherjee is survived by wife Krishna, daughter Rani and son Raja.
The filmmaker was not well since a long time. He was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital from October 13 and his treatment was going on. Unfortunately, his body was not responding to the treatment. Last night, his blood pressure suddenly dropped around 5 am.
He was the co-founder of Filmalaya Studios and was best-known for directing films like Hum Hindustani and Leader, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala. Mr Mukherjee had also directed and produced Rani’s debut Bengali film Biyer Phool in 1996.
Ram Mukherjee’s cremation was held on Sunday afternoon at the Pawan Hans Crematorium in Vile Parle West. Rani, along with husband Aditya Chopra, was present at the last rites.
Actors Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and Ranveer Singh also came to pay their last respects. Many from filmdom and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also paid their respects through twitter.
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