Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities condoled the death of Ashok Chopra, and said to his bereaved actress-daughter Priyanka Chopra "be strong".
Ashok Chopra, who was hospitalised at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here two weeks ago, passed away Monday afternoon after battling cancer.
A doctor himself, Chopra had retired from the Indian Army in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife Madhu, also a former army doctor, daughter Priyanka and son Siddharth.
Here is what the celebrities tweeted:
Bipasha Basu: Strength to you Priyanka Chopra and your family.
Anubhav Sinha: Oh no! Priyanka Chopra, may god give you strength. Lots of love. May his soul rest in peace.
Genelia D'souza: Deepest and heartfelt condolences to dear Priyanka Chopra, your mom and your fly...All the strength to you.
Neha Dhupia: So sad to hear about your loss Priyanka Chopra. Condolences to you and your family. Sending you tons of love and energy to get past this.
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.
Sophie Choudry: Love, prayers and strength Priyanka Chopra to you and the family. Your daddy was the sweetest man and he couldn't have asked for a more loving daughter. RIP
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.