The undisputed King of Romance Yash Chopra passed away in Mumbai this evening. He was 80. Yash Chopra was given the tag of King of Romance after he produced hit films like Deewar, Chandni, Silsila and Darr. Yash Chopra worked for many decades in Bollywood and was active as long as until the last month.
Last week he was admitted to the hospitalafter the dengue fever had gripped him. Jab Tak Hai Jaan was the last film he successfully produced. The film is slated to be released on November 13. It is an irony that the great producer is not alive to see the last film of his life and hear its success.
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are the leading superstars in the film. Katrina Kaif had said that she was happy to have got a chance to work with the legendary producer at least once in her life. But at the same time she expressed unhappiness about his retirement.
The statement of the death of the iconic figure was given out by the Yash Raj studio – his film production company.
Though it is said that the dengue fever had gripped him, some reports also carried the news that there were multiple organ failure that caused the death of Yash Chopra at about 5.30 pm at the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai.
Rest in Peace, Yash Sir!