Mumbai, Oct 23 (): Yash Chopra born on 1932, Lahore, now in Pakistan, famous in Bollywood film industry passed on October 21, Sunday evening due to multiple organ failure because of dengue fever and his cremation took place at 3 pm in Pawanhans crematorium. The body of Yash Chopra was placed in his residence before his final journey started.
Yashji had a 53-years long illustrious film career; during the period he gave a number of iconic films like Silsila, Waqt, Kabhi Kabhi, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Chandni, Veer Zaara, Le Jaayenge, Dilwale Dulhaniya and many more. His movies were made memorable through his good plot, and storyline; in addition to this, he had a good sense of music which equally played an important role in his movies.
Chopra’s first film was Dhool Ka Phool in 1959, which was about illegitimacy, and he continued making several socially hard-hitting films, including Dharmaputra. He was called King of Romance as through his movies he described the definition of love, family values and relationship.
Yash Chopra has won 11 Filmfare awards and six National Film Awards, which includes best director in Filmfare Award, in 2001. He was also honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award and in 2005, he was awarded Padma Bhushan award for his contributions in India’s Bollywood cinema.
During his last journey, an astonishing number of public gathered outside the studio of Yash Raj to catch his final sight of the Bollywood king of romance.
Chopra, who turned 80 on September 27 of this year, was busy getting ready for the release of his final directorial project ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ casting Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. He had plans of shooting one song for the film in Switzerland.
Yash Chopra was planning for a long vacation trip to Kashmir, after the release of his final directorial movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
On October 11, Yash Chopra with his wife Pamela, attended 70th birthday party of Amitabh Bachchan.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has deeply mourned the demise of legendary film-maker Yash Chopra, saying it was a national loss.