Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, known for Rajnigandha and Baton Baton Mein, passes away at 93 in Mumbai
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: In yet another strong jolt of loss for the Film industry after the unforeseen demises of Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Wajid Khan, on Thursday, veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away in Mumbai at the age of 93 due to age-related ailments. His last rites were performed in Mumbai's Santacruz on Thursday afternoon.
Widely admired for his middle of the movement films such as 'Rajnigandha', 'Chhoti si Baat', 'Chitchor', 'Khatta Meetha', 'Baaton Baaton mein', 'Ek Ruka Hua Faisla', 'Chameli ki shaadi' and Byomkesh Bakshi series among others -- Basu Chatterjee breathed last at his residence in Mumbai.
Indian Film & TV Directors’ Association president Ashoke Pandit took to Twitter and shared the news of Chatterjee's demise with the world.
"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," Ashoke Pandit wrote.
I am extremely grieved to inform you all of the demise of Legendary Filmmaker #BasuChatterjee ji. His last rites will be performed today at Santacruz West (Opp Police station )crematorium at 3 pm.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 4, 2020
It’s a great loss to the industry. Will miss you Sir. #RIPBasuChaterjee pic.twitter.com/2Jlu3AqdVX
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor and actor Anil Kapoor also took to Twitter and expresses their condolences for the soul which left behind 'unique legacy of films' with a mix of humour and emotions.
Condolences on passing away of Basu Chatterjee. He leaves behind a unique legacy of films with stories of simple everyday characters told with mix of humour and emotion. #RIPBasuChatterjee— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) June 4, 2020
A director who was always ahead of his time.. Basu Chatterjee will be truly missed. He was an effortless genius and an amazing human being. May he rest in peace pic.twitter.com/QShAojouPJ— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 4, 2020
The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also took to Twitter, and stated that she was saddened at the demise of legendary film director and screenwriter.
Saddened at the demise of legendary film director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee. He gave us gems like 'Chhoti Si Baat', 'Chitchor', 'Rajanigandha', 'Byomkesh Bakshi', 'Rajni' among others. Condolences to his family, friends, fans & the entire film fraternity— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 4, 2020
Born in Ajmer to Bengali parents, throughout 70s and 80s, Chatterjee worked in Hindi as well as Bengali cinema. Bestowed with seven Filmfare trophies during his several decades long career span, in 1992, Basu Chatterjee won National Award for his Family Welfare film 'Durga'. Basu Chatterjee is survived by daughters, Sonali Bhattacharya and Rupali Guha.
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