The 80-year-old filmmaker took his last breath at 5.30pm (IST) on October 21 at the Lilavati hospital in Bandra, where he was admitted on October 13.
His body is currently being kept at the Yash Raj Studios in Andheri so that family and friends can pay their final respects. A large number of fans are reported have gathered outside the film studios.
Chopra is known for giving Bollywood some of its most successful and romantic films to date, including the likes of Silsila, Lamhe and Dil To Pagal Hai, with his final film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, scheduled for release on November 13.
Only a month ago, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein spoke to Pukaar News about his plans to work with Yashji. Mr Weinstein said: “The movie that I love the most is called Dilwale starring Shah Rukh Khan. I talked to Yash Chopra and we talked about one day doing that as Broadway show. I would love to work with someone like Yash.”
The entire Bollywood film fraternity has been paying tribute to the ‘King of Romance’.
Shah Rukh Khan tweeted: “I will always be both emptied and replenished by the loved ones I lose. I keep u w?th me Yashj? and I m?ss u too Yashj?…lots.”
Amitabh Bachchan wrote: “I never ever thought there would come a day when I would have to say – ” Yash Chopra no more ” .. He went away too soon !!”
Karan Johar also expressed his feelings on the social networking site. He said: “Very few children get the opportunity to be fathered twice in one lifetime…yash uncle gave me that privilege…i miss u so much yash uncle.”