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Basu Chatterjee Demise: Amitabh Bachchan to Shabana Azmi, B-Town celebs mourn the death of filmmaker

Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and many others remember Basu Chatterjee

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Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020. He was suffering from age-related ailments. Aged 93, Basu died in his sleep at his Santacruz residence. The news was first shared by the filmmaker and Indian Film & TV Directors’ Association president Ashoke Pandit, on his Twitter account.

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Many Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Jimmy Sheirgill, Anil Kapoor, and many others took to their social media handle to mourn the death of the filmmaker.

Amitabh Bachchan:

“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'”

Shabana Azmi:

“Deeply saddened to hear about Basu Chatterjee’s passing away.A prolific filmaker, he was the pioneer of what came to be regarded as middle of the road cinema. I was fortunate to have done 3 lovely films with him Swami Apne Paraye and Jeena Yahan. All lifelike characters .RIP”

Sudhir Mishra:

“.Everyday brings with it some bad news! You were part of my childhood Dada .Humane,gentle , witty !These days you are the main inspiration for a lot of young film makers . They are mimicking your films.N they lie when they say different films didn’t work in the past .Yours did !”

Anil Kapoor:

“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”

Jimmy Sheirgill:

“#RIPBasuchaterjee Rest in peace Basu Da .. condolences to the family .. sad times these”

Riteish Deshmukh:

“No one did slice of life films better than you Basu Da, thank you for enriching our lives. RIP #BasuChatterjee”

Yami Gautam:

“Never got tired of watching sir Basu Chatterjee’ films over & over again , as a growing cinema lover in my teens & this love shall continue forever…a path-creator & an inspiration ! Rest in peace, Sir🙏🏻 #Basuchatterjee”

Manoj Bajpayee:

“A master storyteller passed away today!! Learned the meaning of simple storytelling with fine nuances!! Thank you Basu Da for all the great stories!! Rest in peace sir!! #BasuChatterjee”

The late filmmaker was a known name in Bollywood and Bengali cinema. He had also helmed two hit TV serials – ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ and ‘Rajani’. In 1992, he was awarded National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare for his film ‘Durga.’

The Live Mirror offers its condolences to the departed soul.

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