Bollywood's 'King of Romance' dies of dengue fever

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The Independent Culture

Yash Chopra, the Bollywood movie mogul behind some of India's most successful and iconic films, died yesterday at the age of 80.

Doctors at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai said he died more than a week after contracting dengue fever.

Chopra, left, known as the "King of Romance", had a Hindi-language movie-making career that spanned five decades. His biggest hits included Deewar (Wall), Dil To Pagal Hai (Heart is Mad) and Chandni (Moonlight). His latest Hindi movie, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (As Long As I Am Alive), is scheduled for release across India next month.