Dev Anand, evergreen actor and legend of Hindi cinema, passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in London. Dev Sahab as he is popularly referred is survived by his wife, Kalpana Karthik, son Sunil Anand and a daughter. As soon as the news spread, a grief-stricken Bollywood offered condolences and recalled his significant contribution to cinema.Dev Sahab started his career with 'Hum Ek Hain' in 1946. However, he got his first major recognition with 'Ziddi' in 1948.
Mourning the demise of the legend, Hindi film fraternity twitted to express sadness over the era that had ended with his death.
'An era has come to an end .. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again .. his never give up belief, his joy of life ! Had just met Dev Saheb at his premiere recently .. he was weak but full of spirit ..the newspapers confirming his passing away..He was such a positive person .. never associated death with him.'
Anupam Kher: 'Just heard the sad news about Dev Saab. Somehow believed he will ALWAYS be there with us. My first hero...An Institution of optimism. RIP...Dev Saab was Kind, Passionate, Courageous, Forthright, Charming, Encouraging, Contemporary, Always a leader and a Great Human. Will Miss him...So as a Tribute to Dev Saab let's only humm his Songs today. Songs which became such an integral part of our lives. 'Ahbi na jao chodkar...'
Mahesh Bhatt: 'Dev Anand is dead. As the new dawn breaks over Mumbai, I salute the memory of this star who has left us with the glow of his smile.'
Shabana Azmi: 'Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms...he will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies... I salute his spirit.'
Content : Yahoo! India News