The legendary filmmaker was given a simple farewell with only close friends and family present – but people turned up in large numbers to pay their final respects at the Yash Raj Films offices, at the Chopra home and outside the crematorium
The funeral procession of Yash Chopra started from Yash Raj Studios in Andheri, Mumbai, today at 2.30pm. It continued to Pawan Hans crematorium, Juhu, where the last rites of the ace filmmaker were conducted.
Riding in the ambulance taking the body of the veteran to the funeral was Karan Johar, while employees of Yash Raj Films and well wishers were also part of the procession that culminated at the cremation ground.
Those from Bollywood who turned up to pay their last respects at his bungalow Adityodaya in Juhu included Arjun Rampal, David Dhawan, Pankaj Kapur and wife Supriya Pathak, Ashutosh Gowariker, Tabu, Subhash Ghai, Kajol, Shyam Benegal, Sonu Sood and Parmeet Sethi, Anurag Basu, Rajpal Yadav and Kabir Khan.
The ceremony was closed to the public and media; only close family and friends were present when the last rites of India’s most loved filmmaker were conducted.