Dev Anand passed away
Bollywood legend Dev Anand who swayed millions of fans for 65 years died in his sleep on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of classics like ‘Guide’ and ‘Hum Dono’. He was 88.
Anand worked in films like ‘Kala Pani’, ‘Guide’, ‘Hum Dono’, ‘Tere Ghar Ke Samne’, ‘Gambler’, ‘Jewel Thief’, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ and ‘Ishq Ishq Ishq’.
Dev Anand lived by the philosophy of the song ‘Main Zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya’ from 1961 film ‘Hum Dono’ written by Sahir Ludhiyanwi.
He was awarded with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema.
His last film ‘Chargesheet’, that released this year, was written, produced and directed by him. The film proved to be a dud at Box Office but his enthusiasm to contribute more to Hindi Cinema could not be dampened.
His autobiography ‘Romancing with Life’ was released in September 2007 by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
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”.