He worked with Ashok Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan and Mala Sinha to Anushka Sharma in his over five-decade glorious cinematic journey, and the title of Yash Chopra's new film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan
, summed up the ace filmmaker's philosophy - making path-breaking movies till he could.
His death on Sunday came weeks before the release of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which he had announced would be his last directorial venture.
The romantic saga is coming out on November 13, but he will not be around to see it.
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