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Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away

A doyen of Indian middle cinema, he directed classic Hindi films like Piya Ka Ghar, Rajnigandha, Chhoti Si Baat, Chitchor, Khatta Meetha, Shuakeen,  Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, and Kamla Ki Maut

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Published: 04th June 2020

Legendary filmmaker and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee passed away due to age-related ailments in Mumbai today. He was 90.

A doyen of Indian middle cinema, he directed classic Hindi films like Piya Ka Ghar (1972), Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Chitchor (1976), Khatta Meetha (1978), Shuakeen (1982),  Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986), Kamla Ki Maut (1989) and others. He had also directed Bengali films and helmed the popular Doordarshan TV series Byomkesh Bakshi, starring Rajat Kapoor.

Several celebrities took to Twitter to mourn Basu Chatterjee’s passing. Ashoke Pandit, President of the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association, wrote:

Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted:
 


 

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