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Did you know that Yash Chopra received France’s highest civilian honour for his role as an artiste of cinema and a cultural Ambassador.

Yash Chopra civilan award

Yash Chopra civilan award

Yash Chopra, one of modern Indian cinema’s most shining lights, was bestowed with France’s highest civilian award, the “Officer de la Legion d’ Honneur” (Officer of the Legion of Honour).  Nikolas Sarkozy during his presidentship, had announced this award and conferred the title upon Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra has thus joined a very select list of awardees, including such luminaries from the Indian cultural sphere as the legendary Satyajit Ray, sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar and megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

*Urduwallahs pay a tribute to Master Filmmaker Yash Chopra through the month of November.