Bollywood icon Baldev Raj Chopra dies

Legacy lives on through film-making family

NEW DELHI -- Baldev Raj Chopra, one of Bollywood's most respected filmmakers, died Wednesday at his Mumbai home. He was 94.

Chopra, who had been ill, directed some of India's most successful films, including "Naya Daur" (The New Age) in 1957, and produced the 1965 classic "Waqt" (Time). Chopra also created one of India's most successful television series with his 1988 adaptation of the Indian myth "Mahabharata" for state broadcaster Doordarshan.

Chopra's legacy lives on in the work of his family. Son Ravi Chopra is an established filmmaker whose upcoming projects include an Indian adaptation of "My Cousin Vinny."

Younger brother Yash Raj Chopra is chairman of Yash Raj Films.
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