This Diwali was
indeed a sad one for Rani Mukerji and her family as the talented actress lost
her father on October 22. The veteran producer was
84. According to sources close to the family, his blood pressure decreased
drastically following which he was taken to Breach Candy Hospital. He breathed
his last at 5 am.
Last evening, Bollywood got together to pay their tribute to the late producer. Rani and her family organised a prayer meet at Juhu’s Iskon Temple which was attended by the industry.
Rani Mukerji At Her Father's Prayer Meet
Bachachans, Kapoors, Karan Johar, yesteryear actress Asha Parekh- all attended the prayer meet. While Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor came with their aunt Ritu Nanda, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were accompanied by Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Abhishek At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Kareena Kapoor With Sister Karisma At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Karan Johar At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Asha Parekh At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Amitabh Bachchan With Wife Jaya At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Aamir Khan came with wife Kiran Rao while Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor too attended the meet.
Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Ranveer Singh At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Vaani Kapoor At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Arjun Kapoor At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Among other stars who attended the prayer meet were Neetu Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar, Sridevi with Boney Kapoor, Madhu Chopra to name a few.
Neetu Kapoor At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Urmila Matondkar At Ram Mukerji's Prayer Meet
Boney Kapoor With Wife Sridevi At Ram Mukerji Prayer Meet
Ram Mukherjee was one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios in Mumbai. He produced and wrote Bengali and Hindi movies. He's best-known for helming films like Hum Hindustani and Leader, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala. He has also directed films like Raktanadir Dhara, Tomar Rakte Amar Sohag, Raktalekha and Ek Bar Mooskura Do.He launched his daughter Rani in the Bengali film Biyer Phool (1996). He also produced Rani's debut Hindi film Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat.
Image Source: Manav Manglani