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Yesterday we read about the genius of music legend C. Ramchandra who made the excellent tune of the song Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon...Now read how the war broke out between Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle to sing the song. Readers would be stunned to know that the song was originally assigned to be sung by Asha Bhosle and not Lata Mangeshkar, because, it's music composer, the exceptionally talented, C. Ramchandra - who gave hits like Bhagwan Dada's Albela, Dilip Kumar's - Azaad, and »
The most notorious villain of yester year, Pran passed away at the age of 93 on Friday and was cremated at the Sivaji Park electric crematorium on Saturday afternoon. The ceremony was attended by some of the leading names of Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha.Costar Dilip Kumar returned to the twitter after an absence of almost five months to comment and reminisce about his old friend Pran Saab. The two had shared screen space in innumerable films including the most famous Azaad and Madhumati.Dilip Kumar wrote, "My dear friend Pran liked to talk to me on the phone till recently. Saira and I visited him whenever we co »
New Delhi -- A doctor says Bollywood's veteran actor Pran has died of pneumonia his doctor said. He was 93.
Pran acted in more than 350 Hindi movies in a career spanning over six decades and played a vast range of roles _ a hero, villain and character actor.
He was presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the Indian government's highest honour for cinema, in May at his Mumbai home.
Pran was best known for his roles as a villain from 1942 to 1991 in movies such as "Zanjeer'' (Shackles), "Bari Behen'' (Elder Sister), Azaad (A Free Man) and "Johnny Mera Naam'' (Johnny Is My Name). »
Veteran actor Pran, 93, passed away on Friday in Lilavati hospital after prolonged illness.
Pran was conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2013 by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.
He was unable to travel to New Delhi to attend the National Film Awards function and was conferred the award at his Bandra residence by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari .
“Indian Cinema has lost an icon,an actor who set new standards of acting with every role that he portrayed,” said Tewari condoling Pran’s death.
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari presented the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for life time achievement to Pran Kishan Sikand (popularly known as – Pran) at his Bandra residence today in Mumbai. The veteran actor, 93, was unable to travel to New Delhi to attend the National Film Awards function held on May 3, 2013.
The Minister, accompanied by I & B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma and a delegation of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Directorate of Film Festivals presented the coveted award, comprising a Swarn Kamal, citation, shawl and a cash prize of Rs 1 million (Rs 10 lakhs).
Speaking on the occasion, Manish Tewari said “it is an honour for me to present this award to Pran saab in person, in the centenary year of the Indian Cinema. »
He is the 44th Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winner. The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The award consists of a Swarn Kamal, a cash prize of Rs.10 lakhs and a shawl. It is given on the basis of recommendations of a Committee of eminent persons.
93-year-old Pran, whose real name is Pran Krishan Sikand, has appeared in close to 350 films. He has also been awarded a Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contribution to cinema in 2001.
Pran has given sterling performances in many films along with Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor in 1950s and 60s. Pran’s performances have received acclaim in films like Azaad, Madhumati, Devdas, Dil Diya Dard Liya, »
Veteran actor Pran received Dadasaheb Phalke award for his contribution to Indian cinema. 93 years old Pran has acted in more than 350 films. In his long tenure of filmy career, he has enacted all types of role, both positive and negative and acted with noted actors and filmmakers of Bollywood. In 2000, he was awarded as the ‘Villain of the Millennium’. Azaad,Madhumati, Devdas, Dil Diya Dard Liya, Ram Aur Shyam and Aadmi are few names among his huge number of hits. In 2010, Pran was named on the list of CNN's Top 25 Asian actors of all time. He won best supporting actors award three times. He was also honored with Padma Bhushan award »
7 items from 2013
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