B-Town mourns Yash Chopra's death

Published: 21 October, 2012 19:59 IST | Avinash Iyer |

Bollywood celebrities, Prime Minister's office and cricketers mourn veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra's death.

Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, also called the 'King of Romance', breathed his last in a suburban hospital today. He was 80.

Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief over the legend's death.

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Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "Yash Chopra passes away. Just now an hour ago."

Amitabh Bachchan
Yash Chopra has worked with Big B in films like Deewar, Silsila and Veer Zaara (File pic)

Mahesh Bhatt posted, "Heartbreaking news Yash Chopra passes away!"

Actress Madhuri Dixit, who has worked under Chopra's direction in Dil To Pagal Hai, said, "Just got the news that Yashji passed on. He was one of the giants of cinema. My deepest condolences to his family. We will all miss him."

Shilpa Shetty tweeted, "Just heard the tragic news of Yash uncle passing away. The epitome of Romance a great man...will miss him dearly. R.I.P Yash Uncle."

Madhuri Dixit
Yash Chopra has directed Madhuri Dixit in Dil To Pagal Hai (File pic)

Bipasha Basu and Lara Dutta too expressed their sadness.

Sushmita Sen said, "Mr. Yash Chopra..a legend of love and love stories passes away :( my condolences to all his loved ones. Deeply saddened. Rest in Peace Sir."

Prime Minister's office, cricketers too offer their condolences

A tweet by @PMOIndia read - Prime Minister pays tribute to film-maker Yash Chopra-"An icon of Indian Cinema, he entertained many generations with his rare creativity."

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi posted, "Yash Chopra ji made a mark as an excellent film maker. Indian film industry & movie lovers will truly miss him. May his soul rest in peace."

Cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli too mourned the veteran filmmaker's death.

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