BR Chopra — architect of the golden era of Hindi cinema.
 
Baldev Raj Chopra was an Indian director and producer of Bollywood movies and television serials. A visionary with a gifted entrepreneurial spirit, he turned offbeat stories into immortal classics. Active in the realm of Hindi cinema for more than 70 long years, he straddled both the Bollywood musicals and socially-conscious dramas with a staggering success.
 
He is best known for making Hindi films like ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Sadhna’ (1958), ‘Kanoon’ (1961), ‘Gumrah’ (1963) and ‘Humraaz’ (1967) and the TV series, ‘Mahabharat’ in the late 1980s. He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998.