NEW DELHI: Legendary film director, screenwriter and film producer Yash Chopra is dead. Chopra, 80, had been admitted to Lilavati hospital in Bandra on October 13 after being diagnosed with dengue, according to TV reports.
Known for making some of the best love stories and action dramas, the veteran had been busy shooting for his last directorial project — Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
“He had been suffering from complications of dengue for a long time. He suffered from multi organ failure, because of which he died,” a hospital source said.
According to reports Chopra had to even cancel a trip to the Swiss Alps for the filming of the last remaining song sequence in his upcoming film. The trip to had to be cancelled after he was admitted to Lilavati hospital.
Born in Lahore on September 27, 1932, Chopra began his career as an assistant director to I.S. Johar and his elder brother, B.R. Chopra.
In his over five decade old career, Chopra has made several hits like ‘Deewar’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Veer Zaara’ and others.
Mr Chopra is survived by his wife Pamela and two sons Aditya and Uday.
(source timesofindia .com)