Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away on Thursday. He was 93 years old and suffering from age-related health ailments. He had directed many films like Choti Si Baat, Rajnigandha, Baaton Baaton Mein. In his debut as a director, he won Best Screenplay Award for film Sare Akash. His last rites will take place at Santacruz Crematorium at 3 pm.
On his demise, many celebrities and politicians expressed their grief on social media. While Prime Minister Modi hailed him as brilliant and sensitive and express sympathy for his family, Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan told him a quiet, soft-spoken and gentleman who always displayed lives of middle India by his films.
Actor Anupam Kher also posted a video in which he said, “Basu Chatterjee ke nidhan ke baare mei pata chala, swabhavik si baat hai ki dil ke kisi kone me tees si uthi. Kuchh logo ke Jaane se lagta hai Jaise poora ka poora sansthaan chala Gaya (I got to know about the demise of Basu Chatterjee. It is very natural that a part of the heart was in pain. Some people’s demise seems like the loss of an entire institution). He also tweeted, “We will miss you Basu Da! Your simplicity in your persona and in your cinema. Om Shanti. #BasuChatterjee.”
Actor Anil Kapoor also posted a picture of filmmaker and penned down a message. He wrote, “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.”