The masterful story-teller Basu Chatterjee passed away today, 4th June 2020, at the age of 93. His middle cinema, slice-of-life movies like Chhoti Si Baat, Rajnigandha, Baaton Batton Mein, Khatta Meetha and many more have delighted us and we thank him for that feeling. His movies were chronicles of Mumbai and the working-class man, championed by Amol Palekar. His evergreen and timeless movies will never fail to bring joy in our lives.
Understandably, the entire country is reeling in from this loss and have expressed condolences and prayers.
President of India
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
Saddened at the demise of legendary film director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee. He gave us gems like ‘Chhoti Si Baat’, ‘Chitchor’, ‘Rajanigandha’, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, ‘Rajni’ among others. Condolences to his family, friends, fans & the entire film fraternity
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 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
A director who was always ahead of his time.. Basu Chatterjee will be truly missed. He was an effortless genius and an amazing human being. May he rest in peace 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/QShAojouPJ
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 4, 2020
Really sorry to hear the sad news of Basu Chatterjee passing away. My heartfelt condolences to Basuda’s family and friends. His contribution to Indian Cinema will always be remembered. 🙏
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) June 4, 2020
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 4, 2020
No one did slice of life films better than you Basu Da, thank you for enriching our lives. RIP #BasuChatterjee
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 4, 2020
— Jeet Gannguli (@jeetmusic) June 4, 2020
Thank you for bringing us so much joy that we forgot our struggles and disappointments. Rest in peace, sir.