Veteran filmmaker and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee passed away on Thursday morning in Mumbai after suffering from age-related complications. He was 93.
Known for having helmed films like Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Chhoti Si Baat among more, the director had begun his career as an illustrator for the Mumbai-based magazine Blitz. He made his directorial debut with the acclaimed movie Sara Akash in 1969.
Apart from directing these well-known movies, Basu Chatterjee had also dabbled in Bengali cinema. Some of his more popular works in the language include Hothat Brishti, Hochcheta Ki and Hothat Shei Din.
Basu Chatterjee wore many hats. He was not only a successful film director but also helmed hit TV serials like Byomkesh Bakshi and Rajani.