Hrishikesh Mukherjee

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Birthday
30, 1922
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Aug 27, 2006 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
30, 1922
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Aug 27, 2006 (83)

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Director of 42 films spanning four decades. He was known especially for socially conscious films like Anari, Anand, and Anokhi Raat.

Before Fame

He was previously a math and science teacher before becoming involved with the entertainment biz.

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He received the Saheb Phalke Award and the Padma Vibhushan by the Indian government because of his contributions to the arts and Indian society.

Family Life

His son died tragically in 2001 after suffering a brutal asthma attack.

Associated With

He worked several times with actor Utpal Dutt on films such as 1981's Naram Garam.

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