Kajol’s father Shomu Mukherjee passes away

MUMBAI: Bollywood producer – director Shomu Mukherjee passed away in Mumbai this morning.

Husband of actress Tanuja and father of Kajol and Tanisha, Mukherjee had been unwell for some time, and died of a heart attack around 8 am.

Mukherjee has produced and directed films like Patthar Ke Insaan, Chaliya Babu, Nanha Shikhari and Lover Boy in the 1980s. He was also one of the owners of Filmalya studio. The last film that he directed was Sangdhil Sanam in 1994.

Incidentally, Ajay Devgan’s directorial debut U Me Aur Hum is slated to release tomorrow. The film stars Devgan along with Kajol.

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