Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Priyanka's father passes away

Actress Priyanka Chopra's father Dr Ashok Chopra passes away


Priyanka's father passes away (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: National award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra's father, Dr Ashok Chopra, passed away today at a hospital in suburban Andheri here after a prolonged battle with cancer.

The actress' father died at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital a short while ago, Priyanka's manager told PTI.

Dr Chopra, a physician in the Indian Army, was seriously ill for a long time. He had accompanied Priyanka to Vancouver for the TOIFA Awards earlier this year.

For over a fortnight, the actress had been by her father's side due his illness, keeping aside all her film assignments.

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