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Veteran actor Pran dead

Legendary actor Pran Kishan Sikand, popular as Pran, breathed his last at the Lilavati Hospital here late Friday evening following prolonged illness, his son said. He was 93.

Friday, July 12, 2013 | 10:43:08 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Legendary actor Pran Kishan Sikand, popular as Pran, breathed his last at the Lilavati Hospital here late Friday evening following prolonged illness, his son said. He was 93.

Pran's condition was frail since the past few months, when he was in and out of the hospital multiple times. He was reportedly last admitted to the Lilavati Hospital just a week back.

"He passed away at Lilavati Hospital at around 8.30. p.m.," his son Sunil told IANS.

The last rites of the veteran actor, who was a recipient of the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke award, will be conducted Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Shivaji Park.

In a career of over six decades, Pran acted in over 400 movies.

Pran was chosen to receive the 44th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement. He couldn't travel to Delhi to collect the award at the 60th National Film Awards ceremony, but he was especially honoured at his residence with Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari reaching there to confer the award.

The actor started his career as a photographer in 1940, but it was a chance meeting with a film producer that landed him his debut role in a film called "Yamla Jat".

Later, when he moved from Lahore to Bombay, with the help of the renowned writer Saadat Hasan Manto and actor Shyam, Pran got a break in Bombay Talkies' film "Ziddi", in which Dev Anand played the lead role.

That set the momentum for this versatile talent, who brought new mannerisms and style and lent new dimensions to his characters.

He played the villain as convincingly in films like "Madhumati", "Ziddi" and "Ram Aur Shyam", with the same ease with which he slipped into character roles like the lovable Malang Chacha in "Upkar".

Among his memorable movies are "Azaad", "Madhumati", "Devdas", "Dil Diya Dard Liya", "Ram Aur Shyam", "Aadmi", "Ziddi", "Munimji", "Amardeep", "Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai", "Chori Chori", "Chhalia", and "Zanjeer".


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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 4:32am
may your soul rest in peace Pranji!
You were a great actor!!!

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 12:28am
May your soul rest in peace Pranji!
You were a great actor!!!

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Posted on: 13 July 2013 at 12:14am
Great work with showing respect...! "...dead" Gosh, fantastic journalism right there...not.

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Posted on: 12 July 2013 at 11:30pm
This is the second or third time IF said, someone dead. The way headline say 'dead,' it's makes me feel like that person was murded or something.
Seriously show sm respect.
R.I.P. Pran sir.

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Posted on: 12 July 2013 at 11:07pm
May his soul rest in peace. Not only have my Dad have enjoyed watching his movies but also alongside him I admired his acting. We were entertained from several of his movies. It just hurts to know that all these well-known talented actors are disasppearing and we wont get them back no matter what we do. You know that saying, "Old is gold"...

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Posted on: 12 July 2013 at 10:47pm
Rest In Peace Pran Saab.

Aap jaisa na koi hua hai, na koi hoga.

IF - What is this "Pran Dead"? Respect expected for veteran actors.

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Posted on: 12 July 2013 at 10:34pm
RIP Pran Sir... wonderful actor...

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Posted on: 12 July 2013 at 10:31pm
RIP Pran Sir ... a great actor and a gentleman.

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Posted on: 12 July 2013 at 10:15pm
R.I.P Pran Sir.

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Posted on: 12 July 2013 at 7:29pm
W*F? why did they write "Pran Dead"? show some respect man!! RIP Pran sir.

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