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 longtime. 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 to his illness, putting film assignments on hold.
The actress, who inherited the love for music from her father, was very close to Dr Chopra and even has a tattoo 'Daddy's lil girl' inked on her wrist.
For over a fortnight, the actress had been by her father's side, postponing her film commitments.
Asha Bhosle, Bipasha Basu, Prabhudeva, Kunal Kohli and other members of the film fraternity took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express their condolences to the 30-year-old actress.