The Dr.Ashok Chopra Marg inaugurated in Yari Road yesterday.

The Dr.Ashok Chopra Marg inaugurated in Yari Road yesterday.

 

The late Dr.Ashok Chopra, renowned surgeon, army man and philanthropist who lost his life to cancer last year is fondly missed and remembered .The city yesterday gathered to commemorate his memory and all the great work he was associated with over the years.

 

Dr.Chopra, who was known for his exemplary philanthropy and fund-raising efforts towards the AWWA, now has a street named in his honor in Yari Road ,close to the Chopra residence.The inaugural ceremony of the “Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg” was attended by close family and friends as well as members of the NGO’s that Dr.Chopra was associated with.

 

Also present was young Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray who inaugurated the road along with Mrs. Madhu Chopra,Priyanka Chopra and Siddharth Chopra ,given the warm equation the Thackeray family has shared with the Chopra family over the years.

 

The late Dr.Ashok Chopra was honored thanks to his years of exemplary service in the army, especially while in the Leh Military hospital, as well as his contribution to the field of surgery and philanthropy.

 

Says Priyanka Chopra, “Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg… What an amazing surprise and such a huge honor! My family and I are so overwhelmed. There was no way I would miss this for anything in the world!  My father was always very grateful for what he had in life and had spent a considerable amount of his time and energy in helping those less fortunate in whatever way he could. We are so proud that he is being recognized for all those efforts. I would like to thank everyone who has made this possible.  My dad loved Mumbai as his own and now there will always be a part of him here! “

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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