Veteran Bollywood actor Joy Mukherjee, known for his chocolate boy looks and infectious smile, died in Mumbai Friday.
The 73-year old actor was reportedly suffering from a prolonged illness and had been undergoing treatment for sometime at Mumbai's Lilavati hospital. He is survived by his wife Neelam, two sons and a daughter.
An enigmatic actor of the 1960s, Mukherjee has given the Bollywood film fraternity a number of iconic movies like Love in Tokyo (1966), Ishaara (1964), Ziddi (1964) and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963).
Joy Mukherjee's family has been in the film industry for decades. His father Sashadhar Mukherjee was a successful producer and a co-founder of the Filmalaya Studios. His uncles Subodh Mukherjee, Ashok Kumar and Kishore Kumar, on the other hand, were famous directors and actors.
Apart from this, he was the uncle of actors Kajol, Tanisha Mukherjee and filmmaker Aryan Mukherjee.
The veteran actor will continue to live in unforgettable love songs like Woh Hain Aara Khafa Khafa (Shagrid), O Mere Shahe Khuba (Love In Tokyo) and the title song of Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.
The entire Bollywood industry offered their tributes to the star with actor Amitabh Bachchan posting on Twitter, Joy Mukherjee passes away...leading man and a star during his time...condolences to members of his family and prayers...
Babyfaced, romantic face that defined many classic tunes, tweeted journalist Madhavan Narayanan.
Take a look at the Bollywood actor and stills from his movies in the pictures given below: