Bollywood star Dev Anand dies aged 88

Breaking News December 04, 2011 00:00

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New Delhi - Indian actor Dev Anand has died in London aged 88, an aide said Sunday.



An acclaimed actor and director, Anand's career spanned more than six decades and dozens of films, earning him scores of national film awards, and a reputation as a evergreen, flamboyant romantic hero.

He was in London for a check-up when he suffered a cardiac arrest and died late Saturday, IANS news agency quoted his manager Mohan Churiwala as saying.

The iconic star is survived by his wife, former actress Kalpana Karthik, a son and a daughter.

He was working on a US-produced musical love story at the time of his death, titled Song of Life. Anand was playing the lead alongside a US cast.

Condolences poured in for the star from India's president and prime minister as well as fellow Bollywood stars.

"An era has come to an end. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again," Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan said on the micro-blogging website Twitter.//DPA

 

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