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    Default Evergreen Bollywood superstar Dev Anand passes away

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    The 'evergreen romantic superstar' of bollywood Dev Anand passed away following a cardiac arrest on Saturday night. The 88-year-old actor was not keeping well for some time and was in London for medical check up.

    Expressing his grief, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "Just reading news about Dev Saheb.. praying it is not true... He was such a positive person.. never associated death with him.."

    Dev Anand made his debut as an actor in 1946 in 'Hum Ek Hain'. The versatile actor has given countless hits like 'Paying Guest', 'Baazi', 'Jewel Thief ', 'CID', 'Johny Mera Naam', 'Amir Garib', 'Warrant', 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and 'Des Pardes'.

    Dev Anand was honoured with the prestigious 'Padma bhushan' in 2001 and 'Dada Saheb Phalke' in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

    He established his film production company 'Navketan International Films' in 1949 and has produced more than 35 movies.

    He won two Filmfare Awards - India's equivalent of the Oscars - in 1958 for his performance in the film 'Kala Paani' (Black Water) and in 1966 for his performance in 'Guide'.

    'Guide' went on to win Filmfare Awards in five other categories including 'Best Film' and 'Best Director' and was sent as India's entry for the Oscars in the foreign film.

    "His demise is an irreparable loss to the film industry as well as to the nation. Dev Anand's death has left a void that can never be filled," DESIRULEZ.. conveying deepest condolences to the family members of the departed actor.

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    Here is the list of some of his major films and the actresses he worked with them in:

    * 1980 “Man Pasand” (Tina Munim)
    * 1980 “Lootmaar” (Tina Munim)
    * 1973 “Banarasi Babu” (Rakhee Gulzar and Yogeeta Bali)
    * 1973 “Heera Panna” (Rakhee Gulzar and Zeenat Aman)
    * 1971 “Hare Raama Hare Krishna” (Mumtaz and Zeenat Aman)
    * 1971 “Tere Mere Sapne” (Mumtaz)
    * 1971 “Gambler” (Zaheeda)
    * 1970 “Johny Mera Naam” (Hema Malini)
    * 1970 “Prem Pujari” (Waheeda Rehman)
    * 1969 “Mahal” (Asha Parekh)
    * 1967 “Jewel Thief” (Vyjayanthimala and Tanuja)
    * 1965 “Guide” (Waheeda Rehman)
    * 1965 “Teen Devian” (Nanda, Kalpana and Simi Garewal)
    * 1963 “Tere Ghar Ke Samne” (Nutan)
    * 1962 “Hum Dono” (Sadhna and Nanda)
    * 1962 “Asli-Naqli” (Sadhna)
    * 1961 “Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai” (Asha Parekh)
    * 1961 “Maya” (Mala Sinha)
    * 1960 “Bombai Ka Babu” (Suchitra Sen)
    * 1960 “Kala Bazar” (Waheeda Rehman and Nanda )
    * 1960 “Manzil” (Nutan)
    * 1958 “Kalapani” (Madhubala and Nalini Jayawant)
    * 1958 “Solva Saal” (Waheeda Rehman)
    * 1957 “Nau Do Gyarah” (Kalpana Kartik)
    * 1957 “Paying Guest” (Nutan)
    * 1956 “C.I.D.” (Shakeela)
    * 1956 “Funtoosh” (Shiela Ramani)
    * 1955 “Munimji” (Nalini Jaywant)
    * 1954 “Taxi Driver” (Kalpana Kartik)
    * 1953 “Patita” (Usha Kiran)
    * 1952 “Jaal” (Geeta Bali)
    * 1951 “Baazi” (Geeta Bali and Kalpana Kartik)
    * 1948 “Vidya” (Suraiya)
    * 1948 “Ziddi” (Kamini Kaushal)
    * 1946 “Hum Ek Hain”
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    Default Evergreen Dev Anand cremation to be next week in London

    Evergreen romantic star Dev Anand, who has given classic films like “Guide” and “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” and epitomised the suave, urban gentleman on screen, died after a cardiac arrest in London. He was 88.

    Mohan Churiwala, Dev Anand’s manager, told IANS that the actor passed away in a London hotel where he was staying with his son, Sunil, a one-time actor. According to Churiwala, Sunil saw Dev Anand not responding and called the doctor. “The doctor said that he had a heart attack. He died at 10 in the night in London,” he said.

    The iconic star is survived by his wife, former actress Kalpana Karthik, Sunil and a daughter.

    According to Churiwala, the cremation will be held next week in London. “He will be cremated in London only after Tuesday. Cremation cannot take place till his daughter reaches there. His body is kept in a hospital right now,” adding that his wife may also accompany her daughter.

    Dev Anand, who started his career in the black and white era with 1946 film “Hum Ek Hain”, spent 65 years under the arc lights as an actor and filmmaker. The actor worked tirelessly, coming up with new films after short intervals. He never hung his boots or sat on his laurels. In fact, before his death, he was planning another movie.

    His latest film “Chargesheet”, which he acted and directed and was released this year, became his swan song.

    His amazing zest for life and dynamism became a source of inspiration for many.

    His nephew and acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur summed up his 65-year-long journey in showbiz aptly by saying, “Dev Anand lived n died at his own terms. He was working one minute. Sat down and smiled. And was gone the next. So much 2 learn,” tweeted Kapur, who reconnected with his indefatigable uncle Dev Anand after eight years.

    From colleagues to fans – everyone woke up to a rude Sunday morning shock as the news of the legendary actor’s passing away in London unfolded here.

    Actress Preity Zinta tweeted, “Woke up to the sad News of Dev Saheb’s demise ! May God give peace to his soul ! He inspired us all by living his life 2 the fullest. R.I.P”. Abhishek Bachchan, her co-star from “Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom”, said: “Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad!”

    Prem Dube, Dev Anand’s driver for the last 22 years, said he had not able to stop his tears since morning.

    “I have been praying why God did not take me away instead of Dev Anand? He had given his entire life the industry and they needed him… He was himself a God,” Dube said.

    A close aide of the deceased actor, Chandra Shekhar, (himself 89), said he was ‘shaken’ when he heard the news from a friend, the first thing this morning.

    “I only wish that this time the news should be wrong… Dev saab had given his soul to the industry and now his life… I personally feel that he could not accept the fate of his latest movie,” Shekhar told IANS.

    Dev Anand seemed to have adopted the philosophy of the song “Main Zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya” from “Hum Dono”, in real life too. His body of work speaks volumes about the man who was not only a great actor, but multi-tasker and a trendsetter.

    If as an actor he proved his versatility with hits like “Tere Ghar Ke Samne”, “Jewel Thief” and Guide”, as a director he made a “zara hatke” movie “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” that also gave Bollywood its first anglicised glamour icon in Zeenat Aman.

    He played a long innings in filmdom and saw ups and downs, but his never-say-die spirit reigned supreme. His fans and colleagues still say, “Abhi na jao chodkar ki dil abhi bhara nahin”.
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    Default Bollywood fraternity on Dev Anand death

    The Hindi film industry mourns the death of legendary actor Dev Anand, who died of a heart attack in London. Amitabh Bachchan says he has left a void that will not be filled again and Anupam Kher pays tribute remembering his song “Ahbi na jao chodkar”, which became an integral part of his life.

    Dev Anand died in London Saturday night. Mourning the demise of the legend, film fraternity Sunday took to Twitter to express sadness over the era that had ended with his death.

    Amitabh Bachchan: “An era has come to an end .. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again .. his never give up belief, his joy of life ! Had just met Dev Saheb at his premiere recently .. he was weak but full of spirit ..the newspapers confirming his passing away..He was such a positive person .. never associated death with him.”

    Anupam Kher: “Just heard the sad news about Dev Saab. Somehow believed he will ALWAYS be there with us. My first hero…An Institution of optimism. RIP…Dev Saab was Kind, Passionate, Courageous, Forthright, Charming, Encouraging, Contemporary, Always a leader and a Great Human. Will Miss him…So as a Tribute to Dev Saab let’s only humm his Songs today. Songs which became such an integral part of our lives. “Ahbi na jao chodkar…”

    Shreya Ghoshal: “Dev Anand Sa’ab is no more.. Rest in peace…Do you like 2011? We lost so many legends this year… Its true. This year we lost many greats… What legacy of great films n music! He indeed was a man of excellence and passion for cinema.”

    Sangeeth Sivan: “RIP Dev Anand – what a life!!”

    Dia Mirza: “Rest In Peace Dev Saab… Your chivalry, charm, optimism and your great body of work will never be forgotten.”

    Mahesh Bhatt: “Dev Anand is dead. As the new dawn breaks over Mumbai, I salute the memory of this star who has left us with the glow of his smile.”

    Shabana Azmi: “Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms…he will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies… I salute his spirit.”

    Goldie Behl: “Rip dev anand … spread love & a never give up attitude just went ahead and did whatever he wanted… My favorite actor!!!”

    Dabboo Ratnani: “Saddened by the demise of Dev Saheb, Never had the privilege of working with him. His attitude has always been an inspiration…”

    Shekhar Ravjiani: “Man I had the privilege to meet once in my life is no more. A legend Mr Dev Anand. God bless his soul.”
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    Default Dev Anand’s ashes immersed in Godavari

    Evergreen star Dev Anand’s ashes were immersed in the Godavari river in Nashik Wednesday evening by his son Suneil, a family friend said.

    “Suniel just finished immersing the ashes of his father in the holy waters of the Godavari river. I accompanied him there,” Mohan Churiwala, a close associate and family friend told IANS over the phone.

    “Also accompanying Suniel was former Maharashtra’s director general of police Ajit Parasnis, who was a close friend of Dev Sahab and his family,” Churiwala added.

    A memorial service for Dev Anand, who passed away following a cardiac arrest in London last week will be held at the famous Mehboob Studio here Friday.

    “Condolence prayer meeting for Dev Anand will be held on Friday between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mehboob Studio in Bandra,” Churiwala said.

    The meet is expected to be attended by the who’s who of the Hindi film industry, for which the actor will always be alive like a guiding star.

    Dev Anand who dedicated 65 years of his life to cinema and acted in more than 110 movies, died in London Dec 3. He was 88.

    He was cremated in London Saturday, close friends and family members were present at the Putney Vale electric crematorium for his last rites.

    The memorial service is being organised at the Mehboob Studio for a special reason.

    “It is being organised there because of the sentimental reasons. The studio has his personal make-up room and which has been kept just like that. It still has his costumes, his make-up kit, etc,” Churiwala had earlier told IANS.
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    Rest in Peace! A true legend!



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