Veteran filmmaker and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee breathed his last on Thursday morning in Mumbai. The filmmaker, who was 93-years-old, was suffering from age-related complications.
The Indian Film & TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA) had confirmed the news of his demise on its official Twitter handle. The tweet read, “IFTDA mourns the demise of Legendary Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee. A Master of Humour who delved into social and moral issues through his films. We pray to the almighty to bless his noble soul & give courage to his family to bear the irreplaceable loss.”
Basu Chatterjee, who helmed cult movies like Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Chhoti Si Baat begun his career as an illustrator for a Mumbai based magazine called Blitz. He made his debut as a director with celebrated movie Sara Akash in 1969. He was not only a successful film director but also helmed TV serials like Byomkesh Bakshi.
Filmmaker Shoojit Sarkar remembering him told the netizens that his first-ever job as an assistant director was with the late director.
Have a look at his tweet:
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan remembered the late filmmaker as “A quiet, soft-spoken, gentle human”.
Anil Kapoor , who starred in the director’s movie Chameli Ki Shaadi, tweeted —
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to his Twitter to pay his condolences.
The filmmaker will always be remembered for his great contribution in the field of entertainment. May his soul rest in peace.