New Delhi: The legendary Hindi filmmaker Basu Chatterjee breathed his last on June 3, 2020. The 90-year-old auteur made some of the classics such as Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat, Khatta Meetha, Baton Baton Mein, Shaukeen to name a few.
Filmmaker and President IFTDA, Ashoke Pandit condoled his demise and tweeted that the last rites of Basu Chatterjee will take place at 2 pm on June 4, 2020, at Santa Cruz Crematorium, Mumbai.
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 crematorium at 2 pm.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 4, 2020
Fans and celebrities mourned the legendary filmmaker’s demise and thronged social media to express their grief.
Basu Chatterjee presented the India middle-class household brilliantly in celluloid and his rich body of work is ample proof of it. His movies were widely liked and appreciated for his content.
He also made films based on social issues such as ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’, and ‘Kamla Ki Maut’.
His incredible list of movies which received much love from audiences across all age groups includes Chhoti Si Baat, Us Paar, Chitchor, Rajnigandha, Piya Ka Ghar, Khatta Meetha, Chakravyuha, Baton Baton Mein, Priyatama, Man Pasand, Hamari Bahu Alka, Shaukeen and Chameli Ki Shaadi amongst various others.
Not just films, Basu Chatterjee was also associated with television. He directed TV series Byomkesh Bakshi and Rajani for Doordarshan (DD) – both were highly popular shows on TV back then.
The void his demise has created can never be filled again but his legacy will continue through his timeless cinema.
May his soul rest in peace!