Actor-filmmaker Joy Mukherjee passes away

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Joy Mukherjee, who acted in films like ‘Love in Simla’, died in a hospital here Friday, his spokesman said. He was 73.

The actor-filmmaker was on a ventilator at the Lilavati Hospital here since Monday morning.

Mukherjee stepped into showbiz with 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 comes 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. He is the paternal uncle of actors Kajol and Tanisha Mukherjee.

Joy is survived by his wife, Neelam Mukherjee and three children - two sons and a daughter.

(With Agency Inputs)