Karan Johar Pays Tribute to Dad Yash Johar on Death Anniversary with Emotional Post: ‘Losing a Parent Was My Biggest Fear’ | Bollywood

On the 20th death anniversary of his father Yash Johar, renowned filmmaker Karan Johar took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post. In the post, he reminisced about his father and the impact he had on his life. Karan shared a series of photos of his father, including a nostalgic shot of the two of them together from decades ago. Yash Johar, the founder of Dharma Productions, passed away from cancer in June 2004, leaving behind a legacy of iconic films.

Karan’s caption reflected on the pain of losing a parent, recalling the moment his father informed him of his cancer diagnosis in 2003. Despite facing his worst nightmare, Karan remained steadfast in his faith and positivity, but sadly, Yash Johar succumbed to the illness just 10 months later. Karan expressed his pride in being the son of such a kind and selfless man, who prioritized relationships above all else and left behind a legacy of love that continues to inspire him and his mother Hiroo Johar.

In his post, Karan also expressed his wish that his children could have known their grandfather, but finds solace in knowing that Yash Johar is watching over them from above. The touching post garnered heartfelt responses from friends and colleagues in the film industry, including Priyanka Chopra, Manish Malhotra, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, and Zoya Akhtar, who all praised Yash Johar’s character and influence.

Yash Johar’s contributions to Indian cinema are immense, with a string of successful films under his belt, including classics like “Dostana”, “Agneepath”, and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. Last year, Karan Johar made a directorial comeback with the film “Rocky aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani”, featuring a star-studded cast that included Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra, and Jaya Bachchan.

Through his heartfelt tribute to his late father, Karan Johar not only honored Yash Johar’s memory but also highlighted the enduring impact he had on his life and career in the film industry. Yash Johar’s legacy lives on through his son’s work, continuing to inspire and uplift audiences around the world.

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