Veteran film producer and actress Rani Mukerji's father Ram Mukerjee, passed away earlier today. 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.

Ram Mukherjee was one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios in Mumbai. He produced and wrote Bengali and Hindi movies. He's b
est-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 Our deepest condolences to the family.

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