He celebrated his 80th birthday last month and said on his birthday that his upcoming film Jab Tak Hai Jaan would be his movie as a director. The film is set to hit theaters on November 13.
Chopra was diagnosed with dengue infection and was in the ICU for the past few days. He is survived by wife and two sons, filmmaker Aditya Chopra and actor-producer Uday Chopra.
Chopra’s first commercial as well as critical success was Waqt (1965), a multi-starrer family drama.
In 1973, Chopra founded his own production company Yash Raj Films.
Some of his best movies include Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, Dil to Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Dhoom 2, Silsila, Veer-Zaara, Rab ne Bana De Jodi, Darr, Vijay, and Chak De India.