Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra died in Lilavati Hospital on Sunday after brief illness. The news of his passing away sent shockwaves in the entire Hindi film industry and the entire country.
Known for romantic movies, beautiful sets and beautiful heroines, Yash Chopra was admitted to the hospital a few days ago after he was diagnosed with dengue. Reports say that he died of multiple organ failure. The news of Yash Chopra’s demise was confirmed by a tweet from well known director Mahesh Bhatt. Bhatt tweeted, “Heartbreaking news Yash Chopra passes away!”
Yash Chopra, an institution in himself spent a life doing what he loved and that was to spread romance through some of his masterpieces he created in the form of love epics like ‘Silsila’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ and ‘Veer Zaara’.
Yash Chopra’s career spanned over five decades with more than 50 films under his belt. Yash Chopra had won several film awards, including six National Film Awards and eleven Filmfare awards including four Filmfare Award for Best Director. The Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2005 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.
The legend was working on his last film called ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ which is scheduled to release this Diwali. During the shooting of JTHJ, Yash Chopra’s trip to Switzerland with SRK and Katrina (lead actors in the film) had to be cancelled after he was admitted to Lilavati hospital.
Post his illness, the director handed over the mantle to his son Aditya Chopra to shoot few last portions of the film.
Our heart goes out to the bereaved Chopra family.