Raj Basu - our beloved Raju-da - was a hero who set out with great
enthusiasm to pursue his dreams. In his very essence a risk-taker -
which is partly responsible for his spectacular success at a very young
age, Raju-da - an Engineering graduate from Jadavpur University with a
passion for film-making, re-defined boundaries in Bengali cinema in his
own unique ways.
Some say the great powers above need good people
and sometimes cut short their stay on Earth to pull them over, as in the
case of Raj Basu. Needless to say, Raju-da, you will live on as an
inspiration to follow one's dreams in the hearts of a whole generation
of Bengalees, including myself. You were, are, and will be a personal
hero of mine - you have taught us what is really important and what is
Here is Raj Basu speaking about his ground-breaking movie
Piyalir Password, recorded on Mar 19, 2009. Piyalir Password is the 3rd
film by Raj Basu, after Aaghat (1997) and Wings of Hope (2001).
By Supratim Sanyal