Pamela Chopra, film producer, singer and wife of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, died at the age of 74 in Mumbai on Thursday, the family announced in a statement on Thursday morning.
‘With heavy hearts the Chopra family would like to inform you that Pamela Chopra, 74, passed away this morning. Her cremation took place at 11 am today. We are grateful for your prayers and the family would like to request for privacy in this moment of deep sadness and reflection,’ read the statement.
Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar paid tribute to Pamela Chopra, tweeting ‘Today Pamji the better half of Shri Yash Chopra has passed away. She was a great lady. Intelligent, educated, warm and witty. Those who like me have worked closely with Yashji know about her contribution in his scripts and music. She was an exceptional person.’
As a singer, Pamela Chopra had sung several iconic songs for several of her husband’s hit films including ’Kabhie Kabhie,’ ‘Silsila,’ ‘Chandni’ as well as blockbusters like ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,’ produced and directed by her son Aditya Chopra.
Besides her singing credits, Pamela Chopra was also credited as the writer for ’Kabhie Kabhie‘ and co-wrote the script of the 1997 film ’Dil To Pagal Hai,’ along with her husband.
Pamela and Yash Chopra got married in 1970. Yash Chopra passed away at the age of 80 in 2012. Pamela Chopra is survived by her sons Aditya, who is married to Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee and film producer Uday Chopra.
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