PHOTOS: Yash Chopra’s Final Journey


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MUMBAI: Yash Chopra was cremated here Monday in the presence of teary-eyed friends, family and fans, who came in hordes to pay their last respects to the master filmmaker, who died of multi-organ failure.

The last rites of the filmmaker, who died Sunday evening at the Lilavati Hospital here, were conducted at the Vile Parle crematorium at 3 p.m.

His body, covered with flowers and garlands, was taken to the crematorium in an ambulance from Yash Raj Studios.

From Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor to Rekha, Tanuja and Vidya Balan — Bollywood celebrities Monday descended in droves to the Yash Raj Studios in Andheri here to pay their last respects to legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, who died after multi-organ failure.

Chopra passed away Sunday evening at Lilavati Hospital following. He was 80.

Mostly dressed in white, celebrities included Shah Rukh Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor, Kajol with sister Tannisha and mother Tanuja, Sridevi and husband Boney Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Salim Khan, Ramesh Sippy, Ila Arun, Kabir Khan with wife Mini Mathur, Tabu, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Saroj Khan, David Dhawan, Imran Khan, Minissha Lamba, Sanjay Gadhvi, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Varun Dhawan, Manoj Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonu Sood, Shahid Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Karisma Kapoor, Abbas-Mustan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The body of the late filmmaker has been kept at his studio since Sunday night. A large black and white picture of his has been placed alongside his body, decorated with white flowers.

Among close family members present in the studio were son Uday Chopra who was supporting his mother Pamela. Actress Rani Mukerji was also reportedly present in the studio since morning.

After the demise of Chopra Sunday evening, his body was taken to his Juhu bungalow for a short while and later shifted to the studio.

Among those who came to pay their last respects Sunday night were Salman Khan, John Abraham, Manish Malhotra, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ramesh Sippy, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Kapoor, Sonu Nigam and Karan Johar. Amitabh Bachchan was present along with son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai.

The body of the filmmaker will be taken to Vile Parle crematorium where his last rites will be performed at 3 p.m.

The filmmaker is known for giving hit films like “Silsila”, “Chandni”, “Lamhe”, “Dil To Pagal Hai” and “Veer-Zaara”.