Veteran Director, Screen Writer, Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, fine recognized for directing movies like Choti Si Baat, Rajnigandha, and Baaton Baaton Mein, passed away on Thursday in Mumbai.
Born in Ajmer, Chatterjee began his career as an illustrator and Cartoonist with the weekly Tabloid Blitz, Published in Mumbai by Russi Karanjia. He made his directorial debut with Sara Akash in 1969, which gained him the Filmfare Best Screenplay Award.
Some of his acclaimed movies include Piya Ka Ghar, Us Paar, Chitchor, Swami, Khatta Meetha, Priyatama, Chakravyuha, Jeena Yahan, Apne Paraye, Shaukeen, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, and Chameli Ki Shaadi amongst others.
He Directed two Episodes of TV Byomkesh Bakshi, and Rajani for Doordarshan, both of which have been extraordinarily successful.
Chatterjee was also a Member of the International Film And Television Club of the Asian Academy of Film & Television.