Legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra dead (Lead)

November 5th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra died here Wednesday after a prolonged illness. The winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was 95.His son, producer-director Ravi Chopra, said he had lost not only his father but his guru.

“I have lost not only my father, but my guru. The Chopra family has lost a virtual patriarch and the film industry a conscientious filmmaker,” Ravi Chopra told IANS.

B.R. Chopra died at 8.15 a.m. at his residence in suburban Juhu.

He had made successful films like “Naya Daur”, “Gumrah”, “Humraaz”, “Dhundh”, “Insaaf ka Tarazoo” and “Nikah”.

Besides Ravi Chopra, the filmmaker is survived by his two daughters Shashi and Neena. His funeral will be held at 4.30 p.m. Wednesday.

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