Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra’s father, Dr Ashok Chopra, lost a prolonged battle with cancer and breathed his last breath at hospital on Monday afternoon. Dr Chopra, 62, had retired from the Indian Army in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel and had been ill for quite some time.
Around 12.30 pm the hospital authorities announced the demise of Dr Chopra. His body was first taken to the Chopra residence at Yari Road and then to the Oshiwara Crematorium where the last rites were performed between 5.30 pm and 6.00pm by Priyanka’s brother Siddharth.
The actress, who was extremely close to her doting father even has the tattoo ‘Daddy’s lil girl’ on her wrist.
As Priyanka tearfully bid farewell to her father, friends and colleagues showed their support to the former Miss World.
Along with family and friends, Priyanka had almost the entire industry by her side. Her cousin Parineeti Chopra did not leave the actress alone for a moment and Uday Chopra also stayed back till the last rites were done. Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan were among those who had rushed to the hospital upon hearing the news.
Also present were Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ranveer Singh, Punit Malhotra, Ramesh Taurani, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bela Sehgal, Manish Malhotra, Abbas Mustan, Ronnie Screwvala, Apoorva Lakhia, Sajid Nadiadwala, among others.