The man who made middle-class love stories endearing and enigmatic at the same time through the ’70s and ’80s in India is no more. Basu Chatterjee, the director behind cult films like ‘Rajnigandha’ and ‘Chitchor’, passed away on Thursday due to age-related ailments. He was 93.
The veteran film-maker and screenwriter’s last rites will be performed later this afternoon at the Santacruz crematorium. Basu Chatterjee’s long career included critically-acclaimed films like ‘Chhoti Si Baat.
The film fraternity mourned the loss of one of its legends, Basu Chatterjee, who passed away on Thursday. Here are some of the tweets dedicated to this great film director and screenwriter:
Awards won by Basu Chatterjee in his lifetime:
- 2007: IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award
- 1992: National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare – Durga
- 1991: Filmfare Best Screenplay Award – Kamla Ki Maut
- 1980: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie – Jeena Yahan
- 1978: Filmfare Best Director Award – Swami
- 1977: Filmfare Best Screenplay Award – Chitchor Nominee
- 1976: Filmfare Best Screenplay Award – Chhoti Si Baat
- 1975: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie – Rajnigandha
- 1972: Filmfare Best Screenplay Award – Sara Akash