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Priyanka Chopra's father passes away
Actress Priyanka Chopra's father, Dr Ashok Chopra passed away Monday morning after losing his long battle with cancer. He was critically ill for quite some time now and it was reported that Priyanka Chopra took some time off her work in order to be with her father, who was admitted in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

He was suffering from cancer since 2005 when Priyanka was working in Bluffmaster. He was admitted to hospital 17 days ago. As was reported by ibnlive.com, hospital COO Ram Narain said, “He passed away at 12.30pm today (Monday). He was undergoing cancer treatment.”

On Friday, Priyanka Chopra had organized a Mahamrityunjay puja at her home, for her daddy's recovery. Dr. Chopra was an army doctor and retired from the Indian Army in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel. Previously, this year, Priyanka Chopra was accompanied by her father to the TOIFA awards.

Priyanka was extremely close to her father, so much so that she has a tattoo on her hand with the words, 'Daddy's girl.'

Many celebrities took to Twitter to console Pee Cee. Asha bhosle tweeted, “Deepest condolences to Priyanka Chopraji & family on the passing away of her father. He loved his music, country and family.”

Genelia D'Souza also said, “Deepest and Heartfelt condolences 2 dear @priyankachopra, your mom n ur fly.. All the strength 2u (to you).” Bipasha Basu wrote, “Strength to u @priyankachopra n ur family.”

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