Priyanka Chopra's father Ashok Chopra passes away

Actress Priyanka Chopra's father Ashok Chopra, who was hospitalised at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital two weeks ago, passed away today afternoon.

Priyanka Chopra's father Ashok Chopra passes away
Priyanka (centre) with parents Ashok and Madhu Chopra

"He passed away at 12.30 p.m. today (Monday). He was undergoing cancer treatment," hospital COO Ram Narain said.

Chopra was admitted to the hospital about 17 days ago, Ram Narain said, adding that he was undergoing cancer treatment for the past few years but this time he was at the terminal stage.

Priyanka had reportedly cancelled all her shoots and was by his side for the last few days.

Chopra, a doctor, had retired from the Indian Army in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel.

Chopra is survived by his wife Madhu, also a former army doctor, daughter Priyanka and son Siddharth.

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Priyanka's colleagues from the film industry took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Anjana Sukhani: Rest in peace Ashok uncle ..may god gv ur family the strength to bear the loss.. @priyankachopra ..take care daddys lil gal....prayers ...

Bipasha Basu: Strength to u @priyankachopra n ur family.

Sophie Choudry: Love,prayers & strength @priyankachopra to u & the family.. Ur daddy was the sweetest man & he cldnt hv asked for a more lovin daughter. RIP

Vishal Dadlani: I'm so sorry, @priyankachopra . Strength, love and support to you.

Neha Dhupia: So so sad to hear about your loss @priyankachopra ... Condolences to u and your family. Sending u tons of love n energy to get past this.

Genelia D'souza: Deepest and Heartfelt condolences 2 dear @priyankachopra, your mom n ur fly.. All the strength 2u

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