Actress Rani Mukerji's father Ram Mukherjee has died in Mumbai at around 4 am on Sunday, reports news agency PTI. The exact cause of the death is yet to be known. The filmmaker was not keeping well since a long time, a source close to the family told PTI. He was the co-founder of Filmalaya Studios and was best-known for helming films like Hum Hindustani and Leader, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala. Mr Mukherjee also launched Rani Mukerji in the Bengali film Biyer Phool (1996).
Rani Mukerji is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra and the couple together have a daughter Adira, who will turn two this December.
Ram Mukherjee is survived by his wife Krishna Mukherjee, daughter Rani and son Raja.
His cremation will be held today at around 3 pm.