Basu Chatterjee Funeral: Ashoke Pandit and others come in for the final rites of the ace filmmaker
Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee breathed his last in Mumbai today. Reportedly he died due to age-related ailments. He was 93. His last rites were performed at Santacruz crematorium. Owing to the nationwide lockdown and massive rains in Mumbai, very few people turned up to pay their last respects to the award-winning director.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, Sandiip Sikcand and other B-town celebs turned to attend the last rites of Basu Chatterjee. Owing to the pandemic, everyone was seen wearing masks and trying to follow the rules of social-distancing.
A few family members and close friends of the National award-winning director were seen arriving at Santacruz crematorium.
An ambulance was seen arriving at the crematorium with the mortal remains of the director
Amitabh Bachchan offered his condolences for Basu’s family and friends by posting, ” “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’”(sic).”
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned his death and he offered his condolences by tweeting, “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.”
Basu gave the cinephiles some of the best slice-of-life films like ‘Rajnigandha’, ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’,’Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’, ‘Chitchor’ and ‘Priyatama’ to name a few.