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  Hrishikesh Mukherjee dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who made directed several memorable movies including Anand that launched Amitabh Bachchan on the path to superstardom, died here at a hospital in Mumbai.
Mukherjee was admitted to the Leelavati hospital in June in critical condition following chronic renal failure, pneumonia and sepsis, hospital sources said.
Mukherjee's funeral is likely to be held on Monday or Tuesday after his son returns from the United States.
in.rediff.com /news/2006/aug/27hrishi.htm   (194 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee is dead : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Eminent filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, whose depiction of the virtues and foibles of the middle class carved a new genre in Indian cinema and launched Amitabh Bachchan on path to superstardom, died in a hospital on Sunday of renal failure.
Mukherjee's funeral is likely to be held on Tuesday on return of his son from the United States late on Monday, family sources said.
Mukherjee's death was condoled by the leading lights of Bollywood cutting across segments of filmmaking and President APJ Abdul Kalam and Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee describing as a director who had created his own cinematic diction.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1779107,0008.htm   (804 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited
Mukherjee's status was legendary as an editor who could salvage any film that had gone out of control during shooting.
Mukherjee was shaped as a filmmaker by Bimal Roy, known for works like Udayer Pathe (The New Dawn, 1944), Do Bigha Zamin (Two Acres of Land, 1953), Devdas (1955), Sujata (1959) and Bandini (The Prisoner, 1963), documenting the exploitation of the rural and urban poor.
Mukherjee's debut film was Musafir (Traveller, 1957) in which life is reflected through an old house, rented by three couples at different phases of their lives, dealing with birth, marriage and death.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,,1863251,00.html   (684 words)

 Zee News - British daily pays tribute to Hrishikesh Mukherjee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
London, Aug 31: Paying rich tributes to filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, a leading British daily described him as a unique director whose themes of decency and family values were swept away in India's economic change.
"Hrishikesh Mukherjee was a chronicler of the conservative Indian middle classes of the 1970s, emphasising their supposedly high-minded probity by contrasting them with the venal rich," 'The Time' said.
Mukherjee, who died on August 29 at the age of 88, echoed the mood of the times, when there was little to buy "in an economically isolated India and being wealthy often meant being decadent," it said.
www.zeenews.com /znnew/print_articles.asp?aid=319210&ssid=1&sid=ENT   (167 words)

 Veteran Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee hospitalized
Mukherjee has been living a secluded life for the last five to six years due to his poor health, but he has been coming to hospital regularly for his dialysis treatment.
Mukherjee has contributed a great deal of qualitative work to the Hindi film industry, especially during the 60’s and 70’s.
Hrishikesh began his career as an editor and went on to become an assistant director for Bimal Roy in 1951.
www.bollywoodmantra.com /1207_veteran-filmmaker-hrishikesh-mukherjee-hospitalized.html   (367 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Obituaries
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, film director: born Calcutta 30 September 1922; married (one son, three daughters, and one son deceased); died Bombay 27 August 2006.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was one of Bollywood's best-known film directors for nearly four decades, celebrated for his simple folksy stories about the Indian middle class, their lives, tribulations and their relationships.
Six years later Mukherjee made his directorial début with Musafir (Traveller), a film that cleverly strung together separate stories told by three sets of tenants occupying a house at various points in time; but it was too abstract for the times and failed at the box office.
news.independent.co.uk /people/obituaries/article1222381.ece   (597 words)

 Bollywood legend Hrishikesh Mukherjee dead
Born in Kolkata on Sep 30, 1922, Mukherjee, or Hrishida as he was popularly called, leaves behind three daughters and a son.
Mukherjee's funeral is likely to be held Monday or Tuesday on the return of his son from the US.
Mukherjee is made immortal by the memories and the many moments of matinee magic he has left behind.
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 Hrishikesh Mukherjee's health serious but stable
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood director and Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient Hrishikesh Mukherjee, hospitalised Saturday, continues to be on ventilator as his condition remains serious yet stable.
Mukherjee, 83, who has been suffering from chronic renal failure for the past many months, was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital here for pneumonia and sepsis.
Mukherjee, who, sadly, never won a National Award despite delivering several classics, has been undergoing dialysis four times a week at the hospital for the past many years.
www.nowrunning.com /news/news.asp?it=6855   (217 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee passes away- Entertainment-Sections-TIMES NOW.tv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Veteran film maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who directed several memorable movies including “Anand” that launched Amitabh Bachchan on the path to superstardom, died in Mumbai due to renal failure.
Mukherjee was admitted to the Leelavati hospital in June in critical condition following chronic renal failure, pneumonia and spesis, hospital sources said.
The funeral of legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee is likely to take place on August 29 after his US-based son returns to Mumbai tomorrow, family sources said.
www.timesnow.tv /articleshow/1930630.cms   (314 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee is critically ill with chronic renal failure and has been admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital.
Mukherjee was brought in on Saturday after he contracted pneumonia and sepsis, according to a bulletin put out by the hospital.
Mukherjee is best known for his soft musicals of the 1960s and 1970s that scored at the box office.
www.tribuneindia.com /2006/20060607/main4.htm   (124 words)

 Variety.com - Hrishikesh Mukherjee
By Bollywood multi-hyphenate Hrishikesh Mukherjee died of septicemia Aug. 27 in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, where he had been admitted in early June for renal failure.
Mukherjee was awarded India's prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in 1999.
Mukherjee's socially relevant films included President's Gold Medal winner "Anuradha" (1960), "Asli naqli" (The Real and the Fake, 1962), "Saanj aur savera" (Dusk and Dawn, 1964) "Anupama" (1966) and "Satyakam" (Speaker of Truth, 1969), "Ashirwaad" (Blessing, 1968), "Namak haram" (The Ingrate) and "Abhimaan" (Pride), both in 1973.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117949256?categoryid=25&cs=1&nid=2562   (425 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee: Did you meet him?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Mukherjee is best known for bittersweet family films and comedies that made millions laugh and cry for generations.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was indubitably a master storyteller and a filmmaker nonpareil.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee will continue to live in the hearts of film buffs till time immemorial and his films will cherish and enthrall millions for ages.
o3.indiatimes.com /mytimes/archive/2006/08/28/1411123.aspx   (4104 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee dies after prolong illness
Veteran film-maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee died on Sunday, after a prolong illness in a Mumbai hospital.
Honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1999, Hrisikesh Mukherjee had earlier won National Film Award (Golden Lotus Award) for Best Film in 1961 for Anuradha, a story of a talented artistic wife who leaves her idealistic doctor husband and return to her rich father's house to pursue her career as a singer and dancer.
Mukherjee began his career as an assistant director of the film "Do Bigha Zamin" under veteran director Bimal Roy in 1953.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/India/20060827/433751.html   (351 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Veteran Bollywood director dies
Hrishikesh Mukherjee began his career in the late 1940s as a film editor in the rundown studios of the eastern city of Calcutta, then home to a flourishing regional film industry.
Mukherjee will possibly be most remembered for his 1970 film Anand.
Mukherjee made some of his most meaningful and popular cinema in the 1970s - Guddi, a sardonic insight into the film industry, and Chupke Chupke, a rip-roaring comedy about a professor and his brother-in-law.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/5291132.stm   (364 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee critical-India-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
MUMBAI: Veteran filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee is in hospital with chronic renal failure and pneumonia.
Lilavati Hospital authorities said on Tuesday that Mukherjee who has been living a secluded life for the past five to six years was admitted around 3.30 pm on Saturday with infection and has since been in the ICU.
Mukherjee got his first success with Anari in 1959, which was followed by Anuradha, which won the President’s medal.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1625059.cms   (330 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee 'slightly better'
Mumbai - Veteran Bollywood director Hrishikesh Mukherjee was in a 'slightly better' condition although his health status remained 'serious yet stable', doctors attending the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner said Thursday.
Mukherjee, 83, was 'slightly better and he was responding a little better to treatment'.
Mukherjee, who has been suffering from chronic renal failure for the past many months, continues to be on ventilator.
www.indiaenews.com /bollywood/20060608/10660.htm   (310 words)

 rediff.com: Hrishikesh Mukherjee's best films
Mukherjee was the master of middle-of-the-road cinema from the 1950s till the 1980s.
Mukherjee's cinema bespoke a middle-class, genteel sensibility, lined with deep intelligence and observation.
Dinesh Raheja chooses seven masterpieces from the treasure trove that Mukherjee left behind for his fans.
specials.rediff.com /movies/2006/aug/28slide1.htm   (79 words)

 CBC.ca Arts - Legendary Bollywood director Mukherjee dies
Indian director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who produced 50 movies in his 40-year Bollywood career and was known for documenting the country's middle class, died in Mumbai Sunday at age 84.
Mukherjee had been ill since June and reports in India said he passed away on Sunday afternoon in hospital.
Mukherjee's golden period came during the 1970s starting with Anand, about a man who retains his lust for life despite his impending death from cancer and the doctor whose life changes because of his patient.
www.cbc.ca /arts/story/2006/08/27/mukherjee-obit.html?ref=rss   (1377 words)

 Tribute to the late Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was not only a compelling and heartwarming filmmaker, he was an inspiration to the hearts of all those who whose lives he touched.
Such was the passion and strong presence of Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was a genius and genius are born, they cannot be made..."
www.hrishikeshmukherjee.com   (636 words)

 All Headline News - Indian Film Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee Is Dead At 84 - February 1, 2007
Mukherjee produced 50 movies during his 40-year career.
The Times of India writes in a tribute to the director, "Mukherjee understood the nuances that characterized the middle class of the 1970's and depicted it with great skill mixing pathos, sarcasm and objectivity."
In 2002, Mukherjee was given the country's most prestigious filmmaking award, the Dadasaheb Phalke.
www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/7004681033   (230 words)

 Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee dead : Hrishikesh Mukherjee, filmmaker, dead : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
Mumbai: Legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who had been battling ill health for two months, died on Sunday at central Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, a Dada Saheb Phalke recipient, was born in Kolkata on September 30, 1922.
hrishikesh mukherjee was a superb director.his films were simple,middle class-centric realities and yet thoroughly entertaining to the core.for films like...
www.ibnlive.com /news/filmmaker-hrishikesh-mukherjee-dead/19858-8.html   (472 words)

 Bollywood mourns death of Hrishikesh : Hrishikesh Mukherjee, filmmaker, dead : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
Mumbai: The film industry on Sunday condoled the death of legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee describing him as a man who left an indelible mark on Indian cinema with his style of direction and view of life.
Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman said Mukherjee was a sensitive filmmaker in whose films women had a dominant role.
Renowned filmmaker Hrishikesh is no more with us, but his golden creations like Anand, Golmal and Bawarchi always remains in...
www.ibnlive.com /news/bollywood-mourns-death-of-hrishikesh/19868-8.html   (474 words)

 Reminiscence of the forgotten- Musafir by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Reminiscence of the forgotten- Musafir by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
structure and ensemble cast, it is interesting to revisit Hrishikesh Mukherjee's film Musafir, made way back in 1957, which used this structure.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee had been working with Bimal Roy as an assistant, and living in a one-room tenement in a Mumbai suburb.
radio.indiafm.com /features/2007/01/05/2039/index.html   (598 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee is dead-India-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Mukherjee was admitted to the Leelavati hospital in June in critical condition following chronic renal failure, pneumonia and sepsis, hospital sources said, He had been coming to the hospital regularly for dialysis.
Mukherjee's funeral is likely to be held tomorrow or day after tomorrow on return of his son from the United States.
Mukherjee also worked as writer for 15 films, including 'Namak Haram', 'Abhimaan', 'Bawarchi' and 'Guddi'.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1930718.cms   (306 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee… forever  |  PassionForCinema
Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Hrishida to his fans) is critical and was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital with chronic renal failure.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Satyakam was a veritable lesson on how to pull the viewer’s emotional strings.
But no, Mukherjee was not yet satisfied with the complications and adds another twist and a further headache for Omprakash by making Sharmila and Dharmendra run away before Amitabh arrives (part of Dharmendra’s plan to harass Omprakash).
passionforcinema.com /hrishikesh-mukherjee-forever   (6404 words)

 Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee dies at 84 - A Bravenet.com Headline News Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Indian filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, best known for his 1970s films such as "Anand" and "Chupke Chupke," has died at 84 in a hospital in Bombay.
Mukherjee was known for his stories about Indian middle-class people and how they related to each other.
Mukherjee's career, which spanned five decades, included several films which Mukherjee wrote himself.
pub12.bravenet.com /news/1027066135/85312/1   (283 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 83, Veteran Director of Indian Films, Is Dead - New York Times
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who produced and directed memorable and successful Hindi films in a career of more than five decades, died on Aug. 27 in Mumbai.
Mukherjee’s second film, “Anari” (1959), starring Raj Kapoor, Motilal, Lalita Pawar and Nutan Behl, that was his first real commercial and critical success.
Mukherjee’s career came in the 1970’s, when he made some of his best-loved movies, beginning with “Anand,” which portrays a cancer patient who retains his joie de vivre in the face of impending death and a doctor who overcomes cynicism after meeting him.
www.nytimes.com /2006/09/02/obituaries/02mukherjee.html?ex=1314849600&en=ea51133f868dcddc&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (510 words)

 A look at Hrishikesh Mukherjee ’s career.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee is no more but his movies will be here to entertain us and remind us of the legendary director.
Born in Kolkata in 1922, Hrishikesh Mukherjee started his film career as a lab assistant in New Theatres, Kolkata, in 1945 and in his 40 year career directed around 50 movies and was awarded the presitigious filmmaking award, the Dadasaheb Phalke, in 2000.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee started his career with Musafir in 1957 and his last movie was Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate in 1998.
www.desifans.com /news/20061230   (443 words)

 Hrishikesh Mukherjee passes away   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Veteran Indian filmmaker and legend Hrishikesh Mukherjee passed away on Sunday at Leelavati hospital in Mumbai.
Producer Romu Sippy who was associated with Mukherjee in movie like Sadma, Guddi and Golmaal said, “He was like a member of the family.
Watch this space for an obituary on Hrishikesh Mukherjee coming soon.
indiafm.com /news/2006/08/28/7693/index.html   (318 words)

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