Last Sunday was a sad day for India as Bollywood Superstar Dev Anand passed away at the age of 88 from a heart attack. The film star and producer took his last breaths on December 3rd while in London for a medical exam. His son, Sunil, was by his side during his last moments. The talented producer made more than 35 movies and founded the “Navketan International Films” production company. In his acting heyday, Anand won two Filmfare Awards, which are India’s equivalent to the Oscars, as well as being honored with the Lifetime Acheivement Award in 1996. Additional honors include the Padma Bhushan award in 2001, and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2002.
Anand found early fame for starring in the Hindu Language film, “Hum Ek Haim.” From then on, he appeared in numerous classic movies, including “Jewel Thief,” “Gidue,” “Paying Guest,” and “Amir Garib.” The highly respected film star had more than 90,000 followers on twitter, myself Dev Anand included. India and the world will continue to mourn the death of this great and influential filmmaker.
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