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03-09-2012, 07:34 PM #1
Veteran Actor Joy Mukherji passed away at 73
Popular yesteryear Bollywood star Joy Mukherjee, passed away in Mumbai at the age of 73. The yesteryears star was admitted to the hospital on Monday in a critical condition and was put on a ventilator.
The veteran star is survived by his wife Neelam Mukherjee and three children - two sons and a daughter. He died at 9.30 a.m. today with his wife was by his side. The place and time of cremation is still to be decided. But people have started gathering.
Mukherjee's body will be taken to his residence in few hours after the hospital formalities are completed. He had been put on ventilator a few days ago after he was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai in critical condition!
The actor's good looks earned him instant popularity when he forayed into filmdom with the 1960 hit film Love In Simla.His popularity soared with projects like Shagird, Love In Tokyo, Ziddi, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon and Ek Musafir Ek Hasina.
Mukherjee came from a film family his father Sashadhar Mukherjee, who was married to legendary actor Ashok Kumar's sister Sati Devi, was the co-founder of Filmalaya Studios. His brothers are Deb and Shomu Mukherjee and he was the paternal uncle of actors Kajol and Tanisha Mukherjee. During his film career Mukherje also directed movies like Love in Bombay (1974), Chhaila Babu (1977), Saanjh Ki Bela (1981) and Umeed (1989).