Born in a respectable family Dr. Ashok Chopra was alumni of Armed Forces Medical Colleges. Though doctor by profession he was an admired artist and stellar performer in various event shows organised for Army Wife Welfare and the Army Welfare Association. Married to Madhu Chopra he was father of famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
Very recently Priyanka Chopra got a tattoo that reads 'Daddy's lil girl'. Indeed it was a way to recall her earliest memories with her father and stay close to him forever. Way back in 2013 when Dr. Ashok Chopra passed the world seemed over for his beloved daughter Priyanka. The actress still misses him a lot and maintains that nothing can replace her father.
Born on August 23' 1950 to an army officer Sri Kasturi Lal Chopra, Dr. Ashok Chopra was a physician in Indian Army. He was married to Madhu Chopra and the couple were blessed with a son and a daughter namely Siddharth and Priyanka.
Education and Career
A bright student from early childhood Ashok Chopra actively took part in various activities and remained winner of his school singing competitions from class 6th to 12th. He always remained the leader for the music choir of his school. He went to prestigious Armed Forces Medical Colleges and pursued his career in medical field. On completing his medical studies from A.F.M.C., he joined the army in 1974. He retired in 1997 and thereafter opened three hospitals in Bareilly renowned as Kasturi Hospitals, which had been a huge success. Though doctor by profession he was an admired artists. His love for songs and music remained as ever and was a stellar performer in various event shows organised for Army Wife Welfare and the Army Welfare Association. Dr. Ashok Chopra also performed in solo programs for Naatia Kalam (Muslim religious songs), Gurbani and Bhajan Kirtans. Associated with various social causes, NGOs he espoused for the cause of downtrodden and worked for the welfare of the people. The life of this noble soul was cut short after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Illness and Death
After suffering from cancer since 2008 he passed away on June 10, 2013 in Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
Prabhudheva : So sorry to hear abt priyanka chopra's father. I hope god gives strength to her n her family to cope up with this loss.My condolences
Ashabhosle : Deepest condolences to Priyanka Chopraji & family on the passing away of her father. He loved his music, country and family.
Kunal Kohli : RIP Dr.Chopra.Condolences to @PriyankaChopra. Had a great love for music. Met him in Vancouver last,amazing zest for life.
Aishwaryaa.R.Dhanush : @priyankachopra truly sad to hear of your irreplaceable loss..may god give you all the strength n be with you through this..
Bipasha Basu : Strength to u @priyankachopra n ur family.
Resul Pookutty : @priyankachopra my heart goes out to you dear,you been an exemplarary daughter.May his soul RIP.May all dada have daughters like you..
Talking at a length about her father Priyanka remembers the good old days when at the age of 13 her father taught her to drive a car. She remembers his various postings when they move to new places and made new friends. He used to be called the singing surgeon recalls Priyanka. Her father during initial day’s though not amused at her plans for modelling but then never did anything to hurt her very adorable daughter. He was instrumental in motivating her to join Bollywood and shifted along with her to Mumbai.
Dr. Ashok Chopra saw the finest moments of his life from seeing his daughter crowned as Miss World 2000 to her entry and establishment in Bollywood as most talented actress to this date. Recently the noted actress remembered her late father Ashok Chopra on his birth anniversary on August 22, saying she misses surprising him at midnight. The affectionate bond of a daughter with her father is hard to explain in words.
Spouse: Madhu Chopra
Children: Priyanka Chopra(Daughter), Siddharth Chopra (Son)
(FOLLOWER OF Dr. ASHOK CHOPRA)
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