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Bollywood mourns Dev Anand's death

December 4, 2011 03:42:29 PM IST
IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
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The style-icon of Bollywood, Dev Anand, passed away on Sunday, leaving a deep vacuum in the world of Indian cinema. He was 88 years young when the end came.

The news of his passing away has left the entire Bollywood in a state of dismay. Remembering the father of romance, Bollywood stars paid their heartfelt tribute to the legendary actor on social networking site.


'There was no pack up for Dev Anand in life,' said filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt about the legend of Indian cinema.

Director Shekhar Kapoor tweeted, 'Dev Anand lived n died at his own terms. He was working one minute. Sat down and smiled. And was gone the next. So much 2 learn.'

Recalling the memories associated with the legend, Anupam Kher reacted, 'Had once asked Dev Saab why did he speak so fast? His reply, 'Life is too short Anupam. I don't've time to speak slowly.''

'Abhi na jao chod kar, yeh dil abhi bhara nahin. The best looking man in bollywood & the hero of my most fav film guide,' actor Sonam Kapoor posted on the micro-blogging site.

'RIP Dev saab, still remember my 1st meetin with him, so kind, full of life nd positive. A legend who always thot ahead of his time. Will miss you,' actor Shilpa Shetty reacted.

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'We hv lost far too many legends this yr. Shammi Kapoor, Jagjit Singh, Dev Saab, Steve Jobs & many more. The world feels like a lesser place,' actor Sophie Choudry said.

'Very saddened to hear of the passing of a cinematic legend and a thorough gentleman. RIP Dev saab,' director turned actor Farhan Akhtar tweeted.

'Someone who always looked ahead of time. Shammi uncle (Shammi Kapoor) and Dev Anand met with each other recently during the get together I arranged at the time of Imraan Khan's marriage. I have that picture. It is a sad loss,' actor Aamir Khan told reporters.

'He was dashing and full of style,' he said.

'Bye Dev Sa'ab... loved your films- loved your style,' actor Rajat Kapoor tweeted.

'The passing of an era, a void never to be filled. Rest in peace Dev Sahib. A legend in your own life time, you will be sorely missed. Dev Sahib's career spanned the best & worst of hindi cinema - from the highs of Guide to the lows of Swami Dada, but always entertaining,' politician Omar Abdullah remarked.

'Woke up to the saddest news and an emptiness in the heart, Dev Saab the man who lived every moment to the fullest with greatest energy. RIP,' Arjun Rampal mentioned in his tweet.

'One of the worst years so far, evergreen romantic actor/director Dev Anand Saab, the one who romanced with life is no more, but he dies young. How many of us will have that privilege? For me Life = Dev Anand! My condolences to his family members. RIP Dev Anand Saab,' Akshay Kumar reacted.

'Sad to hear about Dev Anand's demise. Another icon leaves the stage. My condolences to his family. We will miss him,' Madhuri Dixit expressed her feelings.

'Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity,' Abhishek Bachchan tweeted.

'We will all miss Dev Sahib..what a legend,that proved over and over again that age is just a number,its the jest for life that counts:( RIP,' tennis star Sania Mirza expressed her feelings on a popular micro-blogging site.

'My father worked with devsaab for over 10 years. I grew up hearing about the sheer magic of DEV ANAND..RIP sir! Salute,Reverence and Respect. the industry just lost its sheen...the films just lost its charm...DEV ANAND epitomised all things celluloid give us,' director Karan Johar reacted.

'Woke up to the sad News of Dev Saheb's demise ! May God give peace to his soul ! He inspired us all by living his life 2 the fullest . R.I.P,' actor Preity Zinta posted.


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