Mumbai: Joy Mukherjee, the veteran actor of yesteryears, has passed away earlier today. He was 73. On Monday, Mukherjee was rushed to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital and since then he was on ventilator. His conditional was critical and remained the same till he breathed his last earlier today (Friday, 09th March).
Often referred to Bengali Babu by the film fraternity and the media, Joy had a big fan following in particular women fans with his chocolate looks and dashing romantic personality. His fashion statement made him hugely popular in the film industry and among his fans. His dressing of western outfits was much noticeable.
Joy became a big heartthrob of the film industry with his attractive looks. His boyish looks and handsome body structure fetched her endless number of female fans in his heydays. With his debut film ‘Love in Simla’ (1960), he started getting female fans. Women used to be dragged off their feet by seeing his films.
Most of the hummable songs of the yesteryears like ‘Woh Hain Zara Khafa Khafa’ (from movie ‘Shagird’), ‘Japan, Love in Tokyo’ (from ‘Love in Tokyo’) and ‘Humko Tumhare Ishq Ne’ (from film: Ek Musafir Ek Hasina’) were filmed on Joy Mukherjee. Where he was famous for his romantic acting, he also endowed the viewers with his comic skills. His comic timing was always appreciated by the filmmakers and the film critics.
Joy was born into an influential film family, as he was the son of Sashadhar Mukherjee (the owner of Filmalaya Studios) and Sati Devi, who was the sister of Ashok Kumar.
Kajol and Tanisha Mukherjee are Joy’s brother’s daughters and Rani Mukherjee is Joy’s cousin’s daughter.