Basu Chatterjee, known for films like Chhoti Si Baat and Rajnigandha, died on Thursday. He was 93.
Basuda died in his sleep at his home in Santa Cruz, north west Mumbai.
"He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the morning. He wasn't keeping well for quite some time due to old age. It's a great loss to the film industry," Ashoke Pandit, president, Indian Film & Television Directors Association, told PTI.
His other films include Us Paar, Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Piya Ka Ghar, Khatta Meetha and Baton Baton Mein.