His last rites will be performed at the Santacruz Crematorium at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Chatterjee’s demise was confirmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who is also the president of the Indian Film and TV Directors Association.
For Doordarshan, Chatterjee made hit TV serials like “Byomkesh Bakshi” and “Rajani” – the latter with Actress Priya Tendulkar, who essayed the title role and attained cult status – passed away a few years ago.
Among Chatterjee’s other best-known films are “Piya Ka Ghar” (1972), “Khatta Meetha”, “Chakravyuha” (1978 film), “Priyatama” (1977), “Man Pasand”, “Hamari Bahu Alka”, “Shaukeen” (1982), and “Chameli Ki Shaadi” (1986).
Condolences on passing away of Basu Chatterjee. He leaves behind a unique legacy of films with stories of simple everyday characters told with mix of humour and emotion. #RIPBasuChatterjee
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) June 4, 2020
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 4, 2020
T 3552 – Prayers and Condolences on the passing of Basu Chatterjee .. a quiet, soft spoken, gentle human .. his films reflected the lives of middle India .. did 'MANZIL' with him .. a sad loss .. 🙏
.. in these climes often remembered for 'rim jhim gire saawan'
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 4, 2020
Deeply mourn the passing away of the legendary film maker Basu Chatterjee. His mastery over portraying realistically down to earth situations, social & human relationships with a sprinkling of delightful humour will continue to be cherished. https://t.co/45XJRoCnmL
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) June 4, 2020
In the passing of Shri Basu Chatterjee, the world of entertainment has lost a living legend. He will be remembered for his masterpieces like 'Khatta Meetha', 'Rajnigandha', 'Byomkesh Bakshi', 'Rajani' among others. My condolences to his family and friends.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 4, 2020
Sad to hear of the demise of Shri Basu Chatterjee. His works are brilliant and sensitive. It touched people's hearts and represented the simple and complex emotions, as well as struggles of people. Condolences to his family and innumerable fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 4, 2020