Sunday, December 04, 2011
| 5:45:54 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
0 Comments | Copyright: IANS
Pathankot (Punjab), Dec 4 (IANS) The nondescript village of Gharota in Punjab's newest district of Pathankot has never forgotten its most famous resident - legendary film actor Dev Anand.
It is another matter that Dev Anand himself could never find time from his film career, spanning over 55 years, to visit the village or the nearby district headquarter town of Gurdaspur, nearly 300 km from Chandigarh.
Born on Sep 26, 1923 as Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand in Gurdaspur district of then undivided Punjab, he graduated in English literature from the Government College, Lahore (now in Pakistan) before moving to the city of dreams - Bombay, as Mumbai was then called.
The actor's well-to-do family lived in Gurdaspur town, where his father practiced law. He spent his early years in Gharota, Gurdaspur, the hill stations of Dalhousie and Dharamsala and later studied in Lahore.
'We always thought that he would someday return to his village but he never came. Our wish will remain a wish only now,' Gharota resident Sanjeev Kumar said.
The family used to come to the village during vacations in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
'He was our famous son even though he never came back here. It is unfortunate we could not meet him,' a village resident rued.
To stay updated with similiar articles follow
Actress Anjali Mukhi's co-actors welcomed her back with warmth and love...
The re-entry is expected to happen within a month...
Rishi Kapoor took to his social media to express his anger and asked ...
Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Wednesday supported Rishi Kapoor's views ...
Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.
Popular Channels :Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK
Quick Links :Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index