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Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra passes away

By NewsDesk • Published on October 21, 2012

yash chopraVeteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, 80, passed away on Sunday. He had been admitted in hospital after being diagnosed with dengue.

His last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will release this Diwali.

Chopra made his directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959 and founded Yash Raj Films in 1973.

He gave Hindi cinema memorable hits like Deewar (1975), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Trishul (1978), Lamhe (1991) and Dil To Pagal Hai (1997).

The Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2005 for his contributions to Indian cinema.

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