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Pran cremated, Bollywood gives 'aakhri salaam'

Legendary actor Pran was cremated at the Shivaji Park electric crematorium here Saturday in the presence of his family and a handful of members from the Hindi film fraternity. He was 93.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 | 1:20:54 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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pranLegendary actor Pran was cremated at the Shivaji Park electric crematorium here Saturday in the presence of his family and a handful of members from the Hindi film fraternity. He was 93.

Pran, Bollywood's beloved villain, died at the Lilavati Hospital here late Friday evening, following prolonged illness.

On his last journey, his body was adorned with flowers. It was taken to the crematorium in Dadar west amid heavy rain and traffic here Saturday morning.

The venue was guarded by ample security, even as only a few members from the Hindi movie industry trickled in for the last rites, which were conducted at 12:30 p.m.

Veteran writer Gulzar was among the early attendees, and he was followed by Karan Johar, Shakti Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Raj Babbar, as well as megastar Amitabh Bachchan and writer Salim Khan.

Several stars were expected to pay their last respects to the thespian, but many like Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit chose the social networking route to say their "aakhri salaam".

Pran's film repertoire included over 400 projects in over six decades of his association with cinema.

He had not been keeping well since the past few months, and he was in and out of the hospital lately.

He is survived by his wife Shukla, sons Arvind and Sunil, and daughter Pinky, as well as his beloved grandchildren.

During his long and prolific career, Pran was marked for his roles as a villain, hero and even a character artist.

On May 10, he was conferred the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement, the highest honour of Indian film industry, at his home, by union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.


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Posted on: 14 July 2013 at 8:51pm
May His Soul Rest in Peace!!!!!

He was indeed a great actor!!!!

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Posted on: 14 July 2013 at 4:13pm
may god rest his soul in peace he was one of my fav.actor and will be rememberd forever in our memory.

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Posted on: 14 July 2013 at 7:44am
rest in peace... we will miss you.

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Posted on: 14 July 2013 at 5:50am
RIP Pran Saab. May you find eternal peace.

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 9:08pm
if it is a iifa award function whole bollywood be there. a great artist passes away bollywood kings and queens convey their condolence by socil media. wow what a thinking

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 12:47pm
Will miss you dearly Pran saahab... Excellent actor and beautiful human...RIP sir love you <3

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 11:30am
Pran sir, you were truly a legendary actor in real sense ..loved many of the amazing characters portrayed by you..rest in peace eternally.

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 9:46am
May his soul rest in peace.
He was truly a versatile actor, a great human being & a gentleman.

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 9:30am
RIP Pran Saheb... We will never forget you and your movies

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 9:21am
RIP Pransaab. You were not just the BEST but LEGENDARY!

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