Probe on Bollywood director Yash Chopra's death cause

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Mumbai, Oct 23: Bollywood director-producer Yash Chopra passed away at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday, Oct 21. Days after his demise, an investigation will be held to verify the reason of his death.

The 80-year-old chief of Yash Raj Films (YRF) suspected to have died of dengue. However, to clarify their doubts, civic body in Mumbai will hold an "audit" to ascertain if the exact cause of death was actually the virus.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reportedly is going to undertake the audit and will inform the health ministry about the same.

Lilavati Hospital authorities also have been asked to submit their reports. Mr Chopra was admitted to the hospital on Oct 13.

The move of undertaking the audit was taken following the instructions of Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad who recently in a statement in Chennai informed that every dengue death should be audited.

The Health Ministry issued a fresh advisory to all Indian states to check spread of dengue and asked them to continue to report all cases as maximum dengue cases have been reported in Oct 2012.

25,315 persons have been suffering from the disease across the country till now, with 137 deaths, informed a report by the ministry. There were only 18,860 cases and 169 deaths in 2011, while there were 28,292 cases and 110 deaths in 2010.

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