As veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away on Thursday morning from age-related ailments at his Santacruz residence in Mumbai, several Bollywood celebrities mourned his demise. The 93-year-old wasn’t keeping well for quite some time due to old age. Bollywood celebrities like megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Anurag Basu, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Anurag Basu, Divya Dutta, Jimmy Sheirgill, Jeet Gannguli took to social media to condole his demise.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and recalled working with the departed filmmaker in Manzil. “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'”, tweeted Bachchan.