Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s mother passes away

Updated: Sep 10, 2012, 12:02 PM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s mother Annapurna passed away in Delhi after prolonged illness, family sources said today.

Mehra lost his mother on September 8. The last rites were conducted in Delhi. She was 73, his spokesperson said in a statement.

A prayer meet will take place today at Gurudwara, C Block, Defense Colony, in the capital between 4 to 5 pm.

Mehra is best known for his films like ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Delhi 6’. He is presently working on his much talked about project ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ featuring Farhan Akhtar.