Kolkata, Oct 22 () : Expressing shock and concern on the death of filmmaker Yash Chopra, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee conveyed her condolences by saying that she had been in acquaintance with the legend for long and it has come as a big shock to her.
“The sudden death of the legend who was prominent worldwide has made me very sad.He was known to me personally,” added Mamata in her message. “At this particular time I could only remember about those precious meetings and the communication which we had exchanged with each other. This is indeed an immense loss to the whole film industry,” added Mamata.
Mamata said that three years back when she met the legend at an International Film Festival of India that was held in Goa, she invited him for a dinner party, in which they both discussed about the crisis in the cinema industry.
Mamata Banerjee also conveyed her deepest condolences to the family members and prayed the Almighty to provide the family sufficient strength to bear the pain of the departure of the legend.
Chopra last year has expressed his gratitude to Mamata Banerjee at a conference of the FICCI FRAMES, after Mamata wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his attention to the various problems faced by the film industry.
Yash Chopra, who died after the failure of the numerous organs in his body, is survived by wife and two sons. Eighty-year old Chopra was admitted on Oct 13 as he suffered dengue fever. Born in Lahore, in the year 1932 Yash Chopra the younger brother of BR Chopra was the eighth child of his parents and left to Mumbai with his mother’s blessings to prove his talent in the cinema world.
In his five decade-long career, he has a number of hit films to his credit and has also achieved six national film awards. He was also bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2001, in addition to Padma Shri award in 2005 for making spectacular contributions to the cinema world.