Chopra was a Bollywood director par excellence. His Waqt virtually founded the lost and found multi-starrer formula.
He did a lot of meaningful films before becoming the defining director of angry young man Bachchan with Deewar, Trishul and Kala Patthar. He ushered in the romantic age with Chandni, did a "violent love story" Darr and ended his career with a hat-trick of romantic blockbusters: Dil To Pagal Hai, Veer Zaara and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
He leaves behind a very profitable Yash Raj Films.
Image: In this file photo, Yash Chopra is seen arriving at a soiree held by Head of Reliance Group of Industry Head Anil Dhirubhai Ambani and his wife Tina Anil Ambani at the Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai on February 28, 2010.(AFP)