Persons in News: Yash Chopra
Renowned filmmaker Yash Chopra(80) passed away.
- Born: 27 September 1932 Lahore, British India
- Directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959
- Famous Films: Waqt, Ittefaq, Daag, Diwar, Silsila, Kabhie Kabhie, Darr, Dharmaputra, Kala Pathhar, Lamhe
- Awards and honors: As a producer he received National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Dil to Pagal Hai and Veer Zara in the year 1998 and 2005 respectively.
- Last film: Jab Tak Hai Jaan
- Won numerous Filmfare Best Director Awards
- Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001
- Honorary Doctorate in Art by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire
- Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Pune International Film Festival 2006
- Padma Bhushan in 2005
- France’s highest civilian honour, Legion of Honour