Yash Chopra, Bollywood’s ‘king of romance’ passes away

Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra passes away

Legendary film director, screenwriter and film producer Yash Raj Chopra popularly known as Yash Chopra passed away in Mumbai on Sunday. Chopra, 80, had been admitted to Lilavati hospital in Bandra on October 13 after being diagnosed with dengue,

Yash Raj Chopra was born in Lahore, British India on September 27, 1932. Chopra, who was known as Hindi cinema’s ‘king of romance’ for making some of Bollywood’s most memorably intense romantic dramas.

Chopra had celebrated his 80th birthday on September 27. ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, starring Shah Rukh Khan was his final film as director. Regarded as the country’s king of celluloid romance, Chopra has also proved his mettle with intensely emotional and tragic movies, many of which went on to become box-office blockbusters.

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