Veteran director Aurobindo Mukherjee passes away

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Veteran director Aurobindo Mukherjee passes away today at his residence here. He was 97. Mukherjee was ailing from geriatric problems for some time. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. His wife died earlier.Mukherjee was the maker of cult Bengali classics like ‘Agniswar’, ‘Mouchak’ and ‘Nishipadma’ — all starring matinee idol Uttam Kumar – in the early 70s. Shakti Samanta’s ‘Amar Prem’, starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, was inspired by ‘Nishipadma’.

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