Yash Chopra to be cremated today

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 07:04 hrs

Veteran Bollywood director, screenwriter and producer Yash Chopra, who died at a Mumbai hospital of multiple organ failure on Sunday, will be cremated here on Monday.

He was 80 when the death came.

His admirers are paying their last tribute to Chopra from 9 am to 12 noon at Yash Raj Studios, where his body is kept, reports said.

The filmmaker, who had been hospitalised last Sunday with Dengue fever, is survived by wife Pamela and sons Aditya and Uday.

Chopra, who was born on Sept 27, 1932, had announced his retirement from directing this year on his 80th birthday.

He made his directorial debut with ´Dhool Ka Phool´ in 1959, a melodrama about illegitimacy and followed it with the hard-hitting social drama ´Dharmputra´ (1961).

Chopra has charmed Indian audience with films like ´Daag´, ´Joshila´, ´Silsila´, ´Dil To Pagal Hai´, ´Veer-Zaara´.

Indian film buffs are eagerly waiting to see 80-year-old Chopra´s latest directorial venture ´Jab Tak Hai Jaan´.

The film features Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles.

It is scheduled to hit the big screen on Nov 13.

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