Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's father Dr Ashok Chopra died at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, after suffering from cancer. Dr Chopra, who was suffering from the same, ever since 2008, had also undergone several medical surgeries and was critically ill. As per recent reports, PC's dad passed away this afternoon.
"Actress #Priyanka Chopra's father Dr Ashok Chopra passes away, he was suffering from #cancer," India Today tweeted. ABP also wrote on Twitter, "Actress Priyanka Chopra's father dies of cancer in Mumbai." As per reports, PC's father was in "very critical condition".
It was further reported by a leading daily that Dr Chopra was put on a respirator, and his actress daughter has been on his side ever since. Till last week, when her father's condition deteriorated, Priyanka went about her work as normal. Only those close to her knew what she went through. Priyanka was attending the rehearsals for the Mary Kom biopic while attending to her father in her free time. Back in 2005, when Priyanka was shooting for Rohan Sippy's Bluffmaster, her father fell ill. Even then, Priyanka had not shared her agony with anyone on the sets.
RIP, Dr Ashok Chopra. May God bless your soul and give strength to the bereaved family.