“He passed away today morning,” said a source from the hospital.
Bobby, whose condition was serious for a long time, died at 7 a.m. He was in coma since April 2010 after suffering a massive stroke while having a dinner at a restaurant.
Juhi, who has been getting rave reviews for playing a negative role with aplomb in her recently released “Gulaab Gang”, tweeted: “This is the perfect screenplay…look at how my brother timed it … He gave me the biggest gift of my lifetime…saw its release… And…”
Film writer Ombar Qureshi condoled Bobby’s death.
“Bobby Chawla – always smiling always affable. You will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to Juhi and all the family. Strength be with you.”