Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who made directed several memorable movies including 'Anand' that launched Amitabh Bachchan on the path to superstardom, died here at a hospital here following portracted illness.
He was 84. Mukherjee was admitted to the Leelavati hospital in June in critical condition following chronic renal failure, pneumonia and spesis, hospital sources said. He had been coming to the hospital regularly for dialysis. The end came at 1630 hours.
Mukherjee's funeral is likely to be held on Monday or Tuesday after on return of his son from the US. P6