Veteran Bengali actor Manu Mukherjee dies at 90

Veteran Bengali actor Manu Mukherjee is no more. The 90-year-old actor died after a cardiac arrest on Sunday. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee confirmed the news of his demise by paying a tribute to him through her verified Twitter account.

She remembered conferring him the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tele-Samman Awards back in 2015. Mamata also offered her condolences to the family, colleagues and admirers of the veteran theatre and film actor.

“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,” she tweeted.

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Mukherjee had started his career with Mrinal Sen’s ‘Nil Akasher Niche’ back in 1958. The actor is best remembered for working in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Joy Baba Felunath’ and ‘Ganashatru’. He was also a part of the children’s fantasy film ‘Patalghar’.

Manu was also part of West Bengal Motion Pictures Artists’ Forum, who condoled his demise. Actors Saswata Chatterjee, Sujan Nil Mukherjee and director Atanu Ghosh also offered their condolences on the 90-year-old’s sudden demise.

Manu Mukherjee is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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