Switzerland honours Yash Chopra with Bronze statue

May 8, 2016 13:07 IST

yashSwitzerland government on 4 May 2016 honoured the late bollywood film maker Yash Chopra with a special statue.

The bronze statue of Yash Chopra which weighed about 250 kilos was inaugurated by his wife Pamela Chopra and daughter-in-law Rani Mukerjee.

This statue was installed at middle of the Interlaken which is inside the Kursaal area near the Congress Centre which is a prime, popular spot for the tourists.

He was honoured as he shot most of his romantic films in the lush mountains of Switzerland, which opened a legacy of South Asian tourists flocking to that country.

This is not the first time Yash Chopra has been honoured by the Interlaken government.

 Earlier, he was awarded with the honorary title of Ambassador of Interlaken in 2011.

And Jungfrau Railways named a train after him, which was an honour shared only with Adolf Guyer who was the founder of railway.

The five-star Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken also named a suite after him.

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