His last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan releases on November 13th. On his 80th birthday, Chopra had announced his retirement from direction.
Condolences from film stars, politicians, cricketers.. have started pouring in. Below are some of them:
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh – An icon of Indian Cinema, he entertained many generations with his rare creativity.
Narendra Modi – Yash Chopra ji made a mark as an excellent film maker. Indian film industry & movie lovers will truly miss him. May his soul rest in peace.
Dilip Kumar – Shattering, hard to accept. Yash was more than a friend, a brother. I am numb and have no words to express my grief
Ameesha Patel – I just can’t believ that the king of romance yash chopra just passed away..shocking n immensely painful news
Ayushman Khurana – Can’t believe Yash ji passed away, huge fan of his body of work like the rest of the country, his style epitomized romance with class! RIP!!
Soha Ali Khan – Shocked and saddened by the death of yash ji. My heart goes out to his family – he touched so many lives both personally and through cinema.
Sanjay Gupta – Yashraj was so named because it was launched by Yash Chopra and Rajesh Khanna. Now they’re both gone so close to each other.
Akshay Kumar – I’m in shock and numb, can’t believe the news, the man who immortalised love, Mr. Yash Chopra is no more. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family.
Shilpa Shetty – Just heard the tragic news of Yash uncle passing away. The epitome of Romance a great man…will miss him dearly. R.I.P Yash Uncle
Manoj Bajpai – Yash ji is no more with us in this world.numbed to hear this just when i arrive in mumbai.what a loss!may you rest in peace yash ji.
Sophie Chaudhary – In absolute shock to hear about Yashji! The King of Romance,he made us all fall in love with the magic of movies. May his soul RIP. Prayers
Shruthi Hassan – RIP yashji thankyou for the magic
Madhuri Dixit – Just got the news that Yashji passed on. He was one of the giants of cinema. My deepest condolences to his family. We will all miss him.
Luv Sinha – GOOD BYE YASH JI.Truly the end of an era…romance was defined for my generation by Yash uncle. The entire industry has suffered an incomparable loss today, and for those of us that never got an opportunity to work under him but were fortunate enough to receive his blessings and encouragement all I can say is that we were blessed. The memories of Yash Uncle and his films will never fade. Few People can claim to have had an impact on Hindi Cinema the way Yash Ji did..Thank you for inspiring us..
Minissha Lamba – RIP Yashji… Hindi cinema gave me meaning thru ur golden Classics… Thank you for all d beautiful cinematic moments u have given the world
Anjana Sukhani – As a child all i knew abt movies was through Yashraj….RIP yashji…..u kindled the romance in us….
Preity Zinta – Yash Uncle we will miss you. May god give peace to your soul . R. I. P
Mika Singh – RIP Yash Chopra. King of Romance has passed. A great loss. What an amazing man. May he live on forever through his films. God bless.
Pritish Nandy – Yash Chopra was a great guy and a wonderful friend. Every life he touched will remember him forever.
Rahul Rawail – Yashji, the last of the moguls, leaves behind a huge legacy. Pam, Adi and Uday, our hearts weep with you.
Koel Purie – Lucky to hv worked til his last breath. Legend moves on Yash Chopra. May ur afterlife be as full of bloomin tulips n beautiful love triangles
Ram Gopal Varma – Jab tak rahega cinema tab tak rahega yash. From Deewar to Chandni his range was just unbelievable
Nafisa Khan (Jiah Khan) – The last legend of our industry passes away…truly feel saddened RIP Yashji…your vision shall live on throu all of us..
Suresh Raina – The film maker of all times ..shri Yash chopra passes away ..another legend is no more ..a very big loss to creativity ..god bless his soul
Yuvraj Singh – Sad to hear about mr yash chopra! May his soul rest in peace
Lara Dutta – All I ever really knew of Hindi films began with Yash uncles brand of cinema. RIP Yash Chopra ji. Will miss you terribly.
Bipasha Basu – We lost the iconic,inspiring n always smiling Yash Chopra today.Saddened and shocked by this news.He will be missed forever.RIP Yash Uncle.
Sushmita Sen – Mr. Yash Chopra..a legend of love and love stories passes away my condolences to all his loved ones. Deeply saddened. Rest in Peace Sir..
Vishal Dadlani – Yash Chopra saab was a living legend in the truest sense of the word, and yet, such a cool guy! Was an honour to have met you, Sir. RIP.
Sridevi – Deeply saddened by the shocking news of Yashji passing away, he was full of warmth & affection whenever we met, he will be missed forever.
Asha Bhosle – Just as I was getting over the grief of my daughter, my brother Yash Chopra Bhaisaab has left me. Sad year.
Anupam Kher – Yash ji was my anchor, my quiet strength & my father figure in Mumbai. Never realised when our relationship shifted from films to Family.
Anurag Basu – Human relations will never be the same on indian screen..the way he potrayed,nobody did ,nobody could..suppose nobody ever will
Virat Kohli – Shocked to hear mr Yash chopra is no more. May his soul rest in peace.
Nikhil Advani – ”I want to go with my boots on” he once told me that. Those are shoes that will never be filled ever again. Yash uncle you were 80yrs young.
Arjun Rampal – Landed in Mumbai to shocking news. RIP Yashji, the saddest day in the industry.
Farhan Akhtar – Today I understand the phrase ‘The end of an era’. RIP Yash uncle.
Gurinder Chadha – Just heard about Yash Chopra. Tragedy for all of us. I took him to odeon leic sq to see BILB. He was very kind to me. God bless
Manish Malhotra – RIP yashji:his passing away is the biggest loss to indian cinema
Shekhar Kapur – Last of d great directors that defined Hindi Cinema passes away as d curtain comes down on an era. Yashji, u will be missed. With Yash Chopra ends the age of innocence and lyricism of Hindi Cinema. Now is the age of angst
Jackky Bhagnani – Yashji is no more am still in shock hearing this news..its the end of an ERA…Romance will never be the same again…black day for the industry
Ram Kapoor – I’m in a state of shock! I was with Yash ji just last week during the screening of SOTY, just can’t make myself believe that he’s gone!!!