Veteran film director Aurobindo Mukherjee passed away today at his residence here. He was 97.
Mukherjee was ailing from geriatric problems for some time. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. His wife died earlier.
Mukherjee was the maker of cult Bengali classics like 'Agniswar', 'Mouchak' and 'Nishipadma' -- all starring matinee idol Uttam Kumar -- in the early 70s.
Shakti Samanta's 'Amar Prem', starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, was inspired by 'Nishipadma'.