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Actor Joy Mukherjee passes away

March 09, 2012 14:24 IST

Joy MukerjeeActor Joy Mukherjee passed away at 1pm today, at Lilavati hospital, Mumbai. He was 73.

The actor, who had been ailing for a while, had been admitted on March 5. He was suffering from respiratory problems.

Dilip Kumar and wife Saira Banu were among his last friends to visit him in hospital.

Joy was a very popular hero in the 1960s, and acted in hits like Love In Shimla, Ek Musafir Ek Hasina and Shagird. His last film was Haiwan in 1977.

He leaves behind his wife Neelam, and two sons Boy and Toy.

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