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Basu Chatterjee, director of Chhoti Si Baat & Rajnigandha, passes away at 93

President of IFTDA Ashoke Pandit said the veteran filmmaker passed away peacefully in his sleep due to age related issues.

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Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, known for his middle-of-the-road cinema and films such as “Chhoti Si Baat” and “Rajnigandha”, died on Thursday from age related health issues. He was 93.

Basu died in his sleep at his Santacruz residence.

“He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the morning. He wasn’t keeping well for quite some time due to old age and died at his residence. It’s a great loss to the film industry,” Ashoke Pandit, president of the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), told PTI.

Pandit said the filmmaker’s last rites will be performed at Santacruz crematorium.


Also read: Chhoti Si Baat is the kind of rom com we miss in today’s whirl of swiping and deleting – simple, sweet and funny


 

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