Mumbai: With moist eyes and prayers on their lips, family and friends bid farewell to Indian cinema’s ‘King of romance’ Yash Chopra at a crematorium in Mumbai on Monday afternoon.
Bedecked with flowers, Chopra’s body was brought to the Pawan Hans crematorium in Juhu in an ambulance, with only family members and close friends inside, including his sons Aditya and Uday, and actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
The mortal remains of the 80-year-old filmmaker were consigned to flames amid the presence of his family members, relatives and a number of Bollywood celebrities.
The body was kept at the Yash Raj Films studio since last night for people to pay their respects.
Several Bollywood celebrities including Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Prasoon Joshi, Mukesh Bhatt, Raj Kundra, Suresh Oberoi, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Kiran Rao, Rohit Shetty, Bharat Shah, Adnan Sami, Rajpal Yadav and Homi Adjania were present at the crematorium.
There was chaos outside the Yash Raj Films studio as hundreds of people turned up to catch a glimpse of the filmmaker.
Chopra passed away at the Lilavati hospital at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday due to dengue and multiple organ failure.
Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Dilip Kumar with wife Sairo Banu, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya, Madhur Bhandarkar, Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Kajol, Dimple Kapadia, Rinkie Khanna and others started coming since yesterday at Lilavati hospital, his residence in Juhu and YRF studio in Andheri to pay their last respects.