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Bollywood great Yash Chopra no more

Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 6:59pm IST Updated: Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 7:01pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

The cult director of romantic movies died less than a week after being treated for dengue at a Mumbai hospital.
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Veteran iconic director-producer Yash Chopra breathed his last on Sunday, days after being discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati hospital where he was treated for dengue. The 80-year-old filmmaker was admitted to the Bandra hospital on October 13 after being diagnosed with dengue.

On Saturday, he was put on the ventilator after his condition took a turn for the worse.

The cult filmmaker, who was looking forward to the release of his upcoming Shah Rukh starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan , was the founder of production company Yash Raj Films. In 1973, he was intrumental in launching superstar Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man in his action thriller Deewar.

Other classic cult films made by Yash Chopra include Lamhe, Trishul, Chandni, Silsila, Veer Zaara and others.

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