Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 93

Sneha Shah | Jun 4, 2020 15:19

Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, known for making films like ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’, ‘Chitchor’, ‘Rajnigandha’, ‘Chhoti Si Baat’, etc., passed away at the age of 93 on June 4 in Mumbai due to age-related health issues. His last rites were performed at Santacruz cremation at 2 pm.

Indian Film and TV Director’s Association president Ashoke Pandit took to twitter to announce the news. Sharing a photo of Chatterjee, he tweeted, “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 cremation at 2 pm. It’s a great loss to the industry. Will miss you sir. #RIPBasuChatterjee.”

Basu Chatterjee’s last commercially successful film was ‘Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986). He was popular for his middle-of-the-road cinema and also directed many Bengali films like ‘Hothat Brishti’, ‘Hochcheta Ki’ and ‘Hothat Shei Din’.