Bollywood woke up
to the sad demise of veteran film producer and actress Rani Mukerji's father Ram Mukherjee. He 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 5am today.
Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan and Aditya Chopra are among the ones who attended the veteran filmmaker’s funeral today.
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.
He is survived by wife Krishna Mukherjee, daughter Rani and son Raja. Our deepest condolences to Rani and the Mukherjee family.