'Chhoti Si Baat' director, veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee dies at 93

Topics Bollywood | Indian movies

Basu Basu died in his sleep at his Santacruz residence
Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, known for his middle-of-the-road cinema and films such as "Chhoti Si Baat" and "Rajnigandha", died on Thursday from poor health. He was 93.

Basu died in his sleep at his Santacruz residence, news agency PTI reported.

"He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the morning. He wasn't keeping well for quite some time due to old age and died at his residence. It's a great loss to the film industry," Ashoke Pandit, president of the Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA), told PTI.

Pandit said the filmmaker's last rites will be performed at Santacruz crematorium.

Some of his best known works are "Us Paar", "Chitchor", "Piya Ka Ghar", "Khatta Meetha" and "Baton Baton Mein".

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