22 Oct 2012

Death of Indian film-maker

2:45 pm on 22 October 2012

Indian film-maker Yash Chopra died from dengue fever in Mumbai on Sunday.

Over five decades, he made some of Bollywood's biggest blockbusters.

His studios Yash Raj Films helped establish some of Indian cinema's biggest names, including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Chopra, 80, produced more than 40 movies - 12 as director.

Major hits included Deewar (Wall), Dil To Pagal Hai (Heart Is Mad) and Chandni (Moonlight).

On his birthday last month, he said Jab Tak Hai (Till I am Alive) would be his last movie as a director. The BBC reports it will be released next month.