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Ashok Chopra's final journey

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The last rites of Priyanka's father Dr. Ashok Chopra were performed at the Oshiwara crematorium Monday with family, friends and Bollywood celebrities bidding him a tearful adieu

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's father Ashok Chopra, who passed away Monday afternoon, was cremated Monday evening.Many Bollywood celebrities - including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Anurag Basu, Ramesh Taurani and Arjan Bajwa, among others attended the funeral.Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor reached Kokilaben Hospital after hearing of Ashok Chopra's demise and were with Priyanka and her family when the body was taken to her residence.Ashok Chopra was admitted to hospital 17 days ago as he was undergoing cancer treatment for the past few years. He was at the terminal stage of the disease.Priyanka Chopra had cancelled all her shoots and was by his side for the past few days.Ashok Chopra, a doctor, had retired from the army in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel.Dr Chopra had accompanied his actor daughter to Vancouver for the TOIFA Awards earlier this year despite his ill-health. Priyanka, who won the best actress award there for her role in 'Barfi', had dedicated it to her father.He is survived by his wife Madhu, also a former army doctor, daughter Priyanka and son Siddharth.
© Varinder Chawla
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