Veteran screenwriter and filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, whose filmography includes classics like Kamla Ki Maut, Baaton Baaton Mein, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, etc., passed away due to age-related ailments. He was 93. 


One of the finest filmmakers of the Indian film industry, he gifted Hindi cinema with some of the most brilliant slice-of-life dramas and comedies, that captured the hopes and dreams of the urban, middle-class India.

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He also directed the TV series Byomkesh Bakshi and Rajani, and won the National Film Award for his movie Durga in 1992. People took to Twitter to express their condolences: 

It is a true loss for the film industry. May his soul rest in peace.