Filmmaker B R Ishara, who directed films like Chetna and Ek Nazar, passed away this morningat a hospital here after suffering from tuberculosis.
Ishara, who was believed to be in his seventies, was bestknown for writing and directing films in the 1970s including Hum Do Hamare Do, Zaroorat and Milap.
He introduced actress Parveen Babi to Bollywood andworked with stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Reena Roy, Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Kiran and Raza Murad.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with him in EkNazar, remembered Ishara on Twitter.
"The well known writer-director BR Ishara passed awayearly this morning. Brought in fresh style subject for films. Did Ek Nazar," he wrote on the micro-blogging site.
"BR Ishara - BabuDa, took a departure from conventionalstyle of film making in early 70's - novel and appreciated by all... He directed and made Ek Nazar with Jaya and me beforeour marriage... some of the most melodious music of LP," Big Badded.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, "Unfortunate Mr BR Isharapassed away!may god bless his soul with peace!"