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Yash Chopra: Bollywood 'King of romance' dies, aged 80

One of Bollywood's most influential filmmakers, Yash Chopra, has died at the age of 80 after contracting dengue fever.

Known as the "King of Romance" for his many love stories, Yash Chopra was the man behind some of Indian cinema's most successful films.

His studios, Yash Raj productions, helped establish some of Bollywood's biggest names, including Shah Rukh Khan.

India's Prime Minister has led tributes, describing him as an icon who entertained many generations.

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Delhi.

  • 21 Oct 2012
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