Monu Mukherjee, veteran Bengali actor, passes away aged 90 following a cardiac arrest

Monu Mukherjee, who had started his film career with Mrinal Sen’s Nil Akasher Niche (1958), earned plaudits with his roles in Satyajit Ray’s Joy Baba Felunath and Ganashatru.

FP Staff December 07, 2020 08:50:12 IST
Monu Mukherjee, veteran Bengali actor, passes away aged 90 following a cardiac arrest

Monu Mukherjee | Image from Twitter

Bengali actor Monu Mukherjee died in Kolkata on Sunday following a cardiac arrest, family members said. He was 90. He is survived by wife and two daughters.

Mukherjee, who had started his film career with Mrinal Sen’s Nil Akasher Niche (1958), earned plaudits with his roles in Satyajit Ray’s Joy Baba Felunath and Ganashatru. He had also received critical appreciation for his role in children’s fantasy film Patalghar.

Mourning his demise, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted

West Bengal Motion Pictures Artists’ Forum, of which Mukherjee was an active member, also condoled his death.

Director Atanu Ghosh, actors Sujan Nil Mukherjee and Saswata Chatterjee were among those who took to social media to fondly remember their association with the actor.

Here are the posts

ক্যামেরার সামনে অনায়াস স্বাচ্ছন্দ্য, নিখুঁত মাত্রাজ্ঞান, দুরন্ত রসবোধ।
আর কাজের প্রতি কি অপরিসীম শ্রদ্ধা।
বিদায়...

Posted by Atanu Ghosh on Saturday, 5 December 2020


(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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