Veteran film director Aurobindo Mukherjee passed away at his residence. He was 97 years old.
Mukherjee has two sons and a daughter, his wife died earlier and he was ailing from geriatric problems for some time.
Mukherjee was the maker of Bengali classics like ‘Agniswar’, ‘Mouchak’ and ‘Nishipadma’ starring matinee idol Uttam Kumar in the era of 70’s.
Mukherjee had also discovered a young Jaya Bhaduri, who later become Bollywood actress and marry superstar Amitabh Bachchan.