Indian Film Maker Yash Chopra Dies at 80

October 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Bollywood News

Famous Indian film-maker Yash Chopra, known as India king of celluloid romance, died on Sunday just weeks after announcing he would not direct any more movies. A Yash Raj Films spokeswoman said Chopra died in the evening.

Yash Chopra Dies

Yash Chopra Dies

The film-maker had been admitted to a Mumbai hospital last week and was being treated for dengue fever. He was 80s.

His film studios Yash Raj Films helped establish some of Indian cinema’s biggest names, including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.

In his tribute, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Chopra as an “icon of Indian cinema”.

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.

Yash Chopra started his film career working for his brother before establishing Yash Raj Films and going on to produce more than 40 movies – 12 of them as director. In his over five decade old career, Chopra has made several hits like ‘Deewar’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Veer Zaara’ and others.

On his birthday last month, he said Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Till I am Alive) – being released next month – would be his last movie as a director.



2 Comments on "Indian Film Maker Yash Chopra Dies at 80"

  1. Rani Mukerji Cover Girl of Filmfare Magazine November 2012 | FunRocker.Com on Wed, 31st Oct 2012 9:46 pm 

    […] the month of November 2012. There were rumors of her marriage with Aditya Chopra but with sudden death of Yash Chopra, marriage plan is likely to be postponed for some time. Further after failure of Aiyyaa, all hopes […]

  2. Katrina Kaif At Jab Tak Hai Jaan Press Conference | FunRocker.Com on Thu, 1st Nov 2012 2:54 am 

    […] promote the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan. This movie is the last directorial movie of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra who dies on October 21 following the multiple organ failure. She looks lovely in executive attire […]

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