Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra breathed his last at Lilavati Hospital on Sunday, a hospital spokesperson said. He was 80.
Chopra, who was suffering from dengue, died of multiple organ failure.
He is survived by wife Pamela and two sons Aditya and Uday. While Aditya is also a filmmaker, Uday is an actor.
“He died of multi-organ failure. He was in the ICU,” said a hospital official.
Chopra was admitted to the hospital Oct 13.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt called Chopra’s death a huge loss to Bollywood.
“My brother Mukesh Bhatt called me at 6.30 pm and was crying. He gave me the news that Yashji is no more. He was very close to him. It is a sad demise and a huge loss,” said Mahesh.
Chopra is known for having given blockbuster films like Silsila, Chandni, Lamhe and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.
The veteran filmmaker was busy shooting for his last directorial venture Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
The film is slated for a Diwali release Nov 13 and will see Shah Rukh Khan romancing Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.
He will be cremated today at Chandanwadi crematorium.
Body of work
As a director, Yash Chopra made 22 movies in his career that spanned across 5 decades:
>> Dhool ka Phool (1959)
>> Dharmaputra (1961)
>> Waqt (1965)
>> Admi aur Insaan (1969)
>> Ittefaq (1969)
>> Daag (1973)
>> Joshila (1973)
>> Deewar (1975)
>> Kabhi Kabhie (1976)
>> Trishul (1978)
>> Kaala Patthar (1979)
>> Silsila (1981)
>> Mashaal (1984)
>> Faasle (1985)
>> Vijay (1988)
>> Chandni (1989)
>> Lamhe (1991)
>> Parampara (1992)
>> Darr (1993)
>> Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)
>> Veer Zaara (2004)
>> Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
Mourning the loss of the King of Romance
Shattering, hard to accept. Yash was more than a friend, a brother. I am numb and have no words to express my grief
— Dilip Kumar
Just as I was getting over the grief of my daughter, my brother Yash Chopra Bhaisaab has left me. Sad year.
— Asha Bhosle
With Yash Chopra ends the age of innocence and lyricism of Hindi Cinema. Now is the age of angst
— Shekhar Kapur
Today I understand the phrase 'The end of an era'.
— Farhan Akhtar
Yashji!!!! How could you go? On your 80th birthday we wished for you to make 80 more films.. It’s heartbreaking.
— Shabana Azmi
The man who taught the country how to fall in love passes away — you will always be with us through your work
— Riteish Deshmukh
The legendary romantic, the poet of evergreen love, the magician who created the greatest love stories... RIP Yash Uncle
— Vivek Oberoi
I’m in shock and numb, can’t believe the news, the man who immortalised love, Mr. Yash Chopra is no more. May his soul rest in peace.
— Akshay Kumar
Yash Chopra — Human relations will never be the same on indian screen.. The way he portrayed, nobody did, nobody could.. Suppose nobody ever will.
— Anurag Basu
Respect, love and admiration for Yashji and his legacy...
— AR Rahman
We lost the iconic, inspiring n always smiling Yash Chopra today. Saddened and shocked by this news. He will be missed forever.
— Bipasha Basu
Jab tak tha yash tab tak tha cinema
— Ram Gopal Varma