Filmmaker Ravi Chopra, the director of the legendary ‘Mahabharat’ and other Bollywood films like Baghban, passed away today at Breach Candy Hospital on Wednesday.
The director was hospitalised last week and was said to be making a recovery. The Chopra family had earlier said that he was suffering from a neurodegenerative disease.
“We got to know that Mr Chopra passed away at 3.30 today afternoon. The family was by his side when it happened” a source close to the family said, confirming the death of the veteran director.
Apart from directing the 1988 TV series ‘Mahabharat’ which received the highest ratings ever for a television show in India, the late Ravi Chopra also directed films like Zameer (1975), The Burning Train (1980), Mazdoor (1983), Dahleez (1986), Baghban (2003) and Baabul (2006).