Legendary Actor Mrinal Mukherjee Passes Away After Battling Cancer

Vaishnavi Gavankar |May 09, 2019

The veteran actor Mrinal Mukherjee's absence will always feel in the Tollywood Industry.

Veteran film and television actor Mrinal Mukherjee passes away at a city hospital on Wednesday. He was suffering from cancer and liver problems. Also, the actor was lately diagnosed with jaundice. He was admitted to the hospital on Monday and died on Wednesday at the age of 74.

Veteran actor Mrinal Mukherjee.

Mrinal Mukherjee had worked for over five decades in the Bengali film and television industry. He started his film and television journey is early 60's. Mrinal sir also acted in the films like Dui Bon, Chhuti, Shriman Prithviraj, Golpo Holeo Sotti. His recent movie was Byomkesh o Chiriakhana and Ghar Jamai. He also acted in several films of actor and director Tapan Sinha. The actor had worked with the Bengali television serials and theaters. The Dui Bon actor also lent his voice for various regional movies as a playback singer.

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Veteran actor Mrinal Mukherji.

The legend Mrinal Mukherjee was last seen in the popular television show, Amloki. He was playing the character of Nabakumar in the show. His daughter JoJo Mukherjee is the well-known personality of the Bengali film industry. The actor also made his debut with Bollywood famous lyricist Gulzar's Mausum. It was one of the Mrinal Mukherjee's most memorable performances.

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Actor Mrinal Mukherjee with his wife and daughter.

When the news of the actor's death came on the social media platform, the Tollywood industry went into the shock. The famous Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee wrote on his Twitter, "It was very sad to hear about the passing of veteran actor Mrinal Mukherjee... Bhalo Thakben Mrinal Kaku".

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Veteran actor Mrinal Mukherjee.

Filmmaker Piyush Saha Said on his social media account, "He was not just an actor, we lost an extraordinary man. Will miss the 'adda' that happened during the tulkalam film. Stay good, Wherever you are Mrinal Uncle". The famous actress Rituparna Said, "It is heartbreaking to hear about the demise of veteran actor Mrinal Mukherjee... My first film "Swet Patharer Thala" was with him and many more... its so painful.."

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The actors who have worked with the legendary Mrinal Mukherjee feel the absence of his guidance. The film journalist Pratim Gupta said, "Just got to know of the passing away of veteran actor Mrinal Mukherjee. Had the honor of working with him very briefly in Ahare Mon. Found him to be a thorough gentleman and meticulous actor. Rest in peace, Sir."


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