Yash Chopra's body to be kept for last darshan
Posted on: 10:45 AM IST Oct 22, 2012
Mumbai: Filmmaker Yash Chopra's body was taken to Yash Raj studios on Sunday in suburban Andheri after it was brought to his residence in Juhu here. Chopra's body was first brought to his bungalow at around 9:15 PM and after keeping it there for some time was taken to Yash Raj studios.
Chopra's son Aditya, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Shah Rukh Khan accompanied the ambulance in which the body was brought from Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra where he died last evening at 5:30 PM of dengue and multiple organ failure.
Chopra's family members also accompanied the body on its journey to the Studios. Chopra was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on October 13 after he was diagnosed with dengue. Apart from his family members, Bollywood celebrities Sanjay Dutt, Kunal Kohli, Madhur Bhandarkar were among others who offered their condolences to the legendary filmmaker at his residence.
"His (Yash Chopra's) passing away is a shocking thing. We were expecting him to recover soon and we all were awaiting to see him. His contribution to the industry is unparallelled," Bhandarkar said.
Chopra will be cremated today at Chandanwadi crematorium in south Mumbai at 3 PM. His body will be kept at Yash Raj Studios for last darshan between 9 AM to 12 noon.