Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee Passes Away at 93
He was 93.
Legendary filmmaker and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee, known for directing films such as Choti Si Baat, Rajnigandha, Baaton Baaton Mein, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla and Chameli Ki Shaadi among others, passed away on Thursday (4 June) in Mumbai. He was 93 and was suffering from age-related illness.
Indian Film & TV Directors’ Association president Ashoke Pandit shared the news on Twitter. He tweeted, “@ashokepandit I am extremely grieved to inform you all the demise of Legendary Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee ji . His last rites will be performed today at Santacruz creamation at 2 pm. It’s a great loss to the industry.
Will miss you Sir. #RIPBasuChaterjee.”
Speaking to The Quint, Ashoke Pandit said that he grew up watching Basu Chatterjee’s films “I was fortunate to have worked with him in one of the TV shows he was directing. Basu’s sense of humour was always quite inspiring. He was a role model for filmmakers like me, who mainly direct comedies. Basu Chatterjee directed films with a lot of honesty. His movies weren’t laced with unnecessary drama. He was the RK Laxman of Indian cinema”, Pandit says.
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