- He was not keeping well since a long time
- Mr Mukherjee also produced Rani's debut Bengali film Biyer Phool
- His cremation will be held today at around 3 pm.
Ram Mukherjee's cremation was held on Sunday afternoon at the Pawan Hans Crematorium in Vile Parle West. Rani, along with husband Aditya Chopra, was present at the last rites.
Actors Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and Ranveer Singh also came to pay their last respects, IANS reported.
"Ram Mukherjee, respected filmmaker, beloved father and husband, is no more. He passed away on October 22 at 6 am due to natural causes. Close friends and family attended his quiet funeral at 2 pm this afternoon. Ram Mukerji was one of the key associates of S Mukerji and one of the founder members of Filmalaya studios and is known for directing films like Hum Hindustani and Leader starring the legend Dilip Kumar. He will be sorely missed by his wife Krishna Mukerji, daughter Rani Mukerji, son Raja Mukerji and the rest of the family," said Rani Mukerji's spokesperson.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned Mr Mukherjee's death and wrote.
Saddened at the passing of veteran filmmaker Ram Mukherjee. My condolences to his family— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 22, 2017
Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee tweeted: "Really sad to hear Ram Mukherjee passed away. I had an opportunity to work with him in Rakta Nadir Dhara, Raktalekha, Biyer Phool. RIP Ramda."
Rani Mukerji was last seen in 2014's Mardaani, produced by Yash Raj Films. Her next film is Hichki, which releases next year. She is the stars of films such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Black, Veer-Zaara, Saathiya, Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli, Hum Tum, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, No One Killed Jessica and Talaash.
Ram Mukherjee is survived by wife Krishna, daughter Rani and son Raja.
(With IANS inputs)
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