Yash Chopra, who celebrated his 80th birthday on September 27, was admitted to Lilavati hospital, Mumbai, on October 13. He was diagnosed with dengue. He is survived by wife Pamela and sons Aditya Chopra (Filmmaker) and Uday Chopra (Actor).
He ruled the industry over five decades and directed 22 films. His few hit films include: Kabhi Kabhie, Chandni, Lamhe, Silsila, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Veer Zaara.
Following his death, South actors and filmmaker expressed their condolences on Twitter. Here, we are bringing you some of the tweets:
AR Rahman: Respect, love and admiration for Yashji and his legacy ..may God bless his soul!
Actress Kushboo: What will Hindi films be without Yash Chopra?? Unbelievelable!! I screen tested for him but said I was too young for the role in 1984. Cannot believe it tat Yash chopra uncle is no more!! King of romantic films..what a creator!! More than anything a wonderful soul. Indian cinema has lost someone who made films he believed in-clear,soul stirring, true romance which will stay with us till our end.
Prabhu Deva: RIP Yashji... Numb and shocked. He will always live in our hearts through his films.
Ram Gopal Varma: Jab tak tha yash tab tak tha cinema, Jab tak rahega cinema tab tak rahega yash. From Deewar to Chandni his range was just unbelievable.
Ravi K Chandran: Deeply shocked. Really sad to hear the news. Such great man, a child like enthusiasm always, humble soul ..RIP Yashji.
Shruti Hassan: RIP Yashji thankyou for the magic.
Venkat Prabhu: Omg Yash Chopra ji passed away!! Rip saar!
Siddharth: Mr Yash Chopra is no more...a giant tree falls. Indian cinema will never be the same again...romance will never be the same again...sad day:(
Thulasi Nair: Today a legend has left this world cause god loved him to much ♥ Respect, love and admiration for Yashji and his legacy! RIP sir.