B R Chopra Phalke Ratna Award Winner Passes Away
Legendary filmmaker Baldev Raj Chopra, better known as B R Chopra died today at his residence here following prolonged illness.
He was 94.
Chopra, one of India's most respected film personalities is survived by his filmmaker son Ravi Chopra and two daughters.

The eminent producer-director was the elder brother of filmmaker Yash Chopra.

The funeral will take place at the Juhu crematorium at 4.30 pm, family sources said.

The filmmaker was known for converting offbeat stories highlighting socially relevant issues into immortal classics like 'Dhool Ka Phool' (1959), 'Waqt'(1965) and 'Naya Daur' (1957), 'Kanoon' (1958), 'Humraz' (1967), 'Insaf Ka Tarazu' (1980) and 'Nikah' (1982) to name a few. PTI

Baldev Raj Chopra (B.R. Chopra) (born April 22, 1914 in Ludhiana, Punjab) was an Indian director and producer of Bollywood movies and television serials. His brother Yash Chopra, son Ravi Chopra and nephew Aditya Chopra are also directors in the Bollywood industry.
B.R.'s foray into television led to Mahabharat, one of the most successful TV serials in Indian television history.
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When the partition of India occurred in 1947, B.R. became a victim of communal riots. His house having been burnt down, he migrated to Mumbai to live up to his dreams. In 1949, he produced his first film _Karwat (1949)_qv. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a flop. In 1951, he tried again as the producer and director of the film _Afsana (1951)_qv - and hit gold. His movie, a tale of mistaken identity with Ashok Kumar in a double role, was a runaway hit and went on to celebrate its silver jubilee.