Yash Chopra’s death is an urban tragedy in India2 min read 25 Oct 2012, 09:45 AM IST
Yash Chopra’s death from dengue illustrates the fault-lines of urban and public health planning in India
Film-maker Yash Chopra’s death from an attack of dengue has exposed the fast-spreading tentacles of infectious diseases in India, and the appalling state of public health even in the nation’s richest city, Mumbai. The reaction of Mumbai’s municipal body to Chopra’s death is even more revealing, for it betrays a lack of will to reform the city’s faltering public health system.
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