Dev Anand (1923-2011): A legend moves on

The news of Dev Anand’s death has shocked his legion of fans in and out of the Bollywood film industry

Dev Anand was rightly called the evergreen hero, and not just because of his long tenure as leading man. While he played the quintessential hero onscreen with his unique style and mannerisms, offscreen too he had an approach to life that was highly inspirational. It has often been said that he actually lived the way one of his songs advocated – har fikr ko dhue mein udaata chala gaya (I moved on, letting my worries go up in smoke). He had many classics to his name – Guide, CID, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Gambler, Hum Dono – and yet never stopped making films. He wanted to die with his boots on, and that’s what he did. He had begun planning his next film, along the lines of his classic Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Sadly, Fate had other plans. We pay our tribute to this iconic filmmaker:

Dev Anand’s journey

Dev Anand: Bollywood’s ultimate style icon

Dev Anand: Bollywood’s greatest discoverer

Dev Anand’s unforgettable movies

Bollywood mourns Dev Anand’s passing away

Dev Anand’s personal legacy: his children

Bal Thackeray grieves for his friend of 45 years, Dev Anand