Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away

Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, known for films such as 'Rajnigandha' and 'Chitchor', died on Thursday following age related health issues.

He was 93.

Basu, who is survived by his daughters Sonali Bhattacharya and Rupali Guha, died in his sleep at his Santacruz residence.

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

The last rites of the filmmaker, who blazed a middle-of-the-road trail in the 1970s and 1980s, will be performed at the Santacruz crematorium, Pandit said. Desk: Asianet Online