Actress and singer Priyanka Chopra’s father Dr Ashok Chopra sadly passed away today. The retired Army colonel and physician was suffering from cancer, and was undergoing treatment when he passed away at 12.30pm (IST). He was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai, around 17 days ago and was undergoing treatment for the cancer for the last few years, when his condition deteriorated and passed away suddenly.
Below Priyanka with father on stage in April earlier this year, when she won Best Actor Female for her role in Barfi! at the TOIFA (Times of India Film Awards) 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.
Fellow industry colleagues took to Twitter to display their condolences:
Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh – Deepest and Heartfelt condolences 2 dear @priyankachopra, your mom n ur fly.. All the strength 2u
Neha Dhupia – So so sad to hear about your loss @priyankachopra … Condolences to u and your family. Sending u tons of love n energy to get past this.
Vishal Dadlani – I’m so sorry, @priyankachopra . Strength, love and support to you.
Sophie Choudry – Love,prayers and strength @priyankachopra to u and the family.. Ur daddy was the sweetest man and he cldnt hv asked for a more lovin daughter. RIP
Bipasha Basu – Strength to u @priyankachopra n ur family.
Anubhav Sinha – Oh no! Priyanka Chopra, may god give you strength. Lots of love. May his soul rest in peace.
Anjana Sukhani – Rest in peace Ashok uncle ..may god gv ur family the strength to bear the loss.. @priyankachopra ..take care daddys lil gal….prayers …
Prabhudheva – So sorry to hear about Priyanka Chopra’s father. I hope god gives strength to her and her family to cope up with this loss. My condolences.
Kunal Kohli – RIP Dr.Chopra. Condolences to Priyanka Chopra. Had a great love for music. Met him in Vancouver last, amazing zest for life.
Aadesh Shrivastava – I am very sad to hear about your loss Priyanka Chopra. Condolences to you and your family. Love and energy to get past this.
Minissha Lamba – My heartfelt condolences to Priyanka Chopra and Madhuji. Prayers and strength to you.
Priyanka, who was very close to her father and even had a tattoo on her wrist stating ‘Daddy’s lil’ girl’ is said to have cancelled all work commitments to be with her family at this difficult time. We wish both Priyanka and her family our deepest condolences and hope that her father is in a better place. RIP Dr Ashok Chopra.