He is said to have been unwell for some time and breathed his last at 4 am, but the exact cause of the death is unknown as of now.
Mumbai: Producer-director-writer of both Hindi and Bengali films, Ram Mukherjee, father of actress Rani Mukerji, died in Mumbai on Sunday.
He is said to have been unwell for some time and breathed his last at 4 am, but the exact cause of the death is unknown as of now. According to reports, his cremation will be held at Vile Parle’s Pawan Hans crematorium at 3 pm.
Ram Mukherjee was a well-known name in Bengali and Hindi film industries. He had directed Rani in her debut, a Bengali film ‘Biyer Phool’, and also produced her Hindi debut ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat.’
He had also directed films like 'Hum Hindustani' and 'Leader' starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala.
He is the nephew of Sashadhar Mukherjee, founder of the popular Filmalaya Studios in Mumbai, and also is the uncle of actor Kajol and director Ayan Mukerji.
He is survived by wife Krishna, Rani and son Raja,
Another actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krisnaraj Rai had passed away earlier this year.