Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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22 October 2012Press Trust of India
MUMBAI, 21 OCT: Filmmaker Yash Chopra, who passed away on Sunday evening at a suburban hospital, will be cremated today.
Chopra had been in Lilavati Hospital since 13 October after he was diagnosed with dengue. The 80-year-old director died yesterday following multi-organ failure.
“He passed away due to dengue and multiple organ failure today evening. He was in the ICU,” Lilavati Hospital spokesperson Dr Sudhir told PTI.
Meanwhile, a string of celebrities including Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, visited the hospital to pay their last respect to the legendary director.
Chopra will be cremated at 3 PM today at Chandanwadi crematorium in south Mumbai.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a large number of political leaders today condoled the death of veteran film-maker Yash Chopra describing him as an iconic personality and a creative genius.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kirankumar Reddy today expressed grief over the demise of veteran Bollywood film maker Yash Chopra.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said in Chopra's death, the Indian cinema had lost one of its iconic personalities and a creative genius.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in Yash Chopra's demise, the state had lost its best envoy of its scenic beauty.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here that the veteran director played an important role in making Hindi films globally popular.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar also expressed her grief over the death of film-maker Yash Chopra.
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, in her tribute, posted on Twitter, “A man so great - yet so humble. A man so creative - yet so simple. Yash Chopra's death is a personal grief for our family.”