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: Click here to read more
Dev Anand bestowed with ‘Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Sanman’
The Madhya Pradesh government honoured legendary actor, Dev Anand with the 14th Rastriya Kishore Kumar Samman on the occasion of the late singer’s 25th death anniversary. According to a minister, an amount of Rs 2 lakh, an honour plaque and a shawl were given to the octogenerian actor for excellence in direction at his Mumbai residence. The evergreen hero, apart from a stellar career on screen, has produced some very memorable films, including Johnny Mera Naam, Guide, Jewal Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna. The 88-year-old has also been honoured with Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award previously. A grand function was also held at Khandwa, Kishoreda’s birthplace, in the singer’s memory.
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