Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji's father Ram Mukherjee, a writer and filmmaker, passed away in Mumbai early on Sunday morning. He was 84. His wife Krishna told IANS over phone:
Krishna Mukherjee, Rani Mukerji’s motherHe 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 that well this time. Last night, his blood pressure suddenly dropped around 5 am.
In a voice full of emotion, she said: "He is no more, everything is finished." Ram, one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios here, had directed films like Hum Hindustani and Leader. He had also directed and produced Rani's debut film Biyer Phool in 1996. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned his death.
Saddened at the passing of veteran filmmaker Ram Mukherjee. My condolences to his family— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 22, 2017
Rani, along with husband Aditya Chopra, was present at the last rites at the Pawan Hans Crematorium in Vile Parle West. Actors Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were among the others who came to pay their last respects.
He also directed and produced Rani Mukerji’s debut film Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat (1997) and has some well-known films to his credit.
(With inputs from IANS)
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