Veteran Bengali actor Manu Mukherjee passes away at 90

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New Delhi : Veteran Bengali actor Manu Mukherjee on Sunday passed away after suffering cardiac arrest, announced family member. He was 90 year old. He is survived by wife and two daughters.

Manu Mukherjee started his film career in 1958, got chance to work in Satyajit Ray’s Joy Baba Felunath and Ganashatru. He had also received critical appreciation for his acting prowess in children’s fantasy film Patalghar.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the sad demise of the actor. She wrote, "Saddened at the passing away of veteran theatre and film actor Manu Mukherjee. We conferred on him the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tele-Samman Awards 2015. My condolences to his family, colleagues and admirers."

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 him.