New Delhi: 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 on October 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," Mahesh told.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has paid tribute to the noted filmmaker.

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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.

  • Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
  • Dharmputra (1961)
  • Waqt (1965)
  • Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)
  • Ittefaq (1969)
  • Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)
  • Joshila (1973)
  • Deewaar (1975)
  • Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976)
  • Trishul (1978)
  • Kaala Patthar (1979)
  • Silsila (1981)
  • Mashaal (1984)
  • Faasle (1985)
  • Vijay (1988)
  • Chandni (1989)
  • Lamhe (1991)
  • Parampara (1992)
  • Darr (1993)
  • Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
  • Veer-Zaara (2004)
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (unreleased 2012)


"Shocked", "numb" and "heartbroken": BOLLYWOOD, FANS FEEL SHATTERED

Dilip Kumar: Shattering, hard to accept. Yash was more than a friend, a brother. I am numb and have no words to express my grief.

Amitabh Bachchan: Yash Chopra passes away... Just now a hour ago.

Shahrukh Khan: A part of Yashji will always be with me...

Sridevi: Deeply saddened by the shocking news of Yashji passing away, he was full of warmth & affection whenever we met, he will be missed forever.

Madhuri Dixit:Just got the news that Yashji passed away. He was one of the giants of cinema. My deepest condolences to his family. We will all miss him.

Lara Dutta:All I ever really knew of Hindi films began with Yash uncles brand of cinema. RIP Yash Chopra ji. Will miss you terribly.

Akshay Kumar: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.

Shilpa Shetty: 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.

Preity Zinta: Yash Uncle we will miss you. May god give peace to your soul. R. I. P.

Rahul Bose: Terrible, terrible news. R.I.P. Yashji.

Shabana Azmi: Yashji!!!! How could you go? On your 80th birthday we wished for you to make 80 more films..its heartbreaking. Deepest condolences to the family

Mahesh Bhatt: Heartbreaking news Yash Chopra passes away!

Manoj Bajpayee:Yashji is no more with us in this world. numbed to hear this just when I arrive in Mumbai. What a loss! May you rest in peace Yashji.

Madhur Bhandarkar: I'm shocked and saddened by the loss of Hindi Cinema's legend - Yash ji. romance in cinema will always be incomplete without u. RIP.

Shekhar Ravijani: Heartbroken. I just met him a few days back during the trial of SOTY. God bless his soul. RIP Yashji.

Yuvraj Singh: Sad to hear about mr yash chopra! May his soul rest in peace

Suresh Raina: The film maker of all times ..shri Yash chopra passes away ..another legend is no more ..a very big loss to creativity ..god bless his soul

Narendra Modi: 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.

Taslima Nasreen: Yash Chopra, You were one of the best filmmakers. We'll remember you.

Asha Bhosle: Just as I was getting over the grief of my daughter, my brother Yash Chopra Bhaisaab has left me. Sad year.


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