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Legendary comedian Deven Verma has passed away at the age of 77. The actor died at his home in Pune on Tuesday morning and was reportedly caused by a cardiac arrest and kidney failure. Mr Verma was known for his comic roles in Bollywood films such as Chori Mera Kaam (1975), Angoor (1982), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), as well as Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). Mr Verma is considered to have made a vital contribution to the film industry and this is evident by the fact that he has won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award on three occasions.
Many actors and filmmakers from the industry have paid tribute to Mr Verma and have praised him for his unique style of acting. Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted the following as a mark of respect. “Deven Verma .. friend, co artist, producer and one that brought smiles on the faces of millions .. no more ! Prayers & condolences. Similarly, Riteish Deshmukh »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
The award is given by the Indian government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema and is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who directed the first Indian feature film “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. The award comes with a cash prize of 1 million rupees ($16,600).
He began his career as a songwriter with the Indian helmer Bimal Roy’s “Bandini” (1963) and he continues to be one of the most popular Bollywood lyricists, working with all the great composers of the industry including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar-Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy. In particular he is known for his work with Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj. »
- Naman Ramachandran
The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. It consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs.10 lakhs and a shawl. The award was decided on the recommendations of a seven-member jury set up by the Government for this purpose.
Born in 1934 in Punjab in pre-independence India, Gulzar started his career in 1956. As a lyricist, he got his first break in Bimal Roy’s Bandini. He has worked with leading music directors including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar Jaikishan, Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Madan Mohan. He has had outstanding partnerships with Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj.
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