Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra, 80 died on Sunday in Bandra, India.
The Hindustan Times reported that Chopra who was known around India as "The King of Romance" passed away on Sunday evening at Lilavati Hospital after being treated for dengue.
A source from the Hospital said to The Times of India that "He had been suffering from complications of dengue for a long time. He suffered from multi organ failure, because of which he died."
Chopra was born on September 27, 1932 and throughout his expansive career made popular films such as 'Deewar', 'Trishul', 'Chandni', 'Silsila', and'Veer Zaara,' The Times of India reported.
The Hindustan Times reported that he started his acareer as assistant director to his older brother filmmaker, BR Chopra and the filmmaker IS Johar. His career spanned five decades and many movies and high accolades. He is the winner of "six National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare awards, including four Filmfare Award for best director, was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2005 for his contributions towards Indian cinema."
Chopra had teamed up with Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Kahn in over half a dozen films over the past two decades.
His first film was Dhool Ka Phool in 1959 "which was about illegitimacy, and he continued making several socially hard-hitting films, including Dharmaputra," said the Hindustan Times.
Chopra is survived by his wife Pamela and two sons Aditya and Uday.