Legendary actor Pran dies at 93

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    Pran, one of Bollywood's most respected actors, died in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Friday (July 12, 2013). He was 93 and had been admitted to hospital a month ago.

    RIP Pran, tweets India

    He died after a spell of prolonged illness," his daughter Pinky told news agency PTI. "He was not keeping well, he was very weak. His health was deteriorating," she added.

    The funeral will be held at noon on July 13 at the Shivaji Park crematorium.

    Read: Pran, Bollywood's black gold

    Pran received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year in May. He was unable to travel to Delhi to receive the award at the presentation ceremony because of ill health. He was given the award at his home in Mumbai the next day.

    Pran, star of films such as Zanjeer and Amar Akbar Anthony, began his career as a hero in Punjabi films, made a tremendous impact on Bollywood as the villain in Dilip Kumar's Ram Aur Shyam and was the first actor to break stereotype by playing character roles as well. In the '70s, there was almost no major film that did not feature Pran and he was often higher paid than the hero. Pran was credited with making the role of the villain as important as the hero's, and was known for his sophistication and style on screen.

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    Pran Krishan Sikand (12 February 1920 – 12 July 2013), better known by his mononym, Pran, was a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor, known as a movie villain and character actor in Hindi cinema from the 1940s to the 1990s.[1] He acted as a hero from 1940–47 and as a villain from 1942–1991 and played supporting and character roles from 1948–2007.
    In a long and prolific career he appeared in over 350 films. He played the leading man in films like Khandaan (1942), Pilpili Saheb (1954) and Halaku (1956). His roles in the films like Madhumati (1958), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Upkar (1967), Shaheed (1965), Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool (1969), Johny Mera Naam (1970), Victoria No. 203 (1972), Be-Imaan (1972), Zanjeer (1973), Don (1978) and Duniya (1984) are considered to be among his best performances.
    Pran has received numerous awards and honours in his career. He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972 and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. He was awarded as the 'Villain of the Millennium' by Stardust in 2000.[2] The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2013[3] for his contributions towards Indian cinema. In 2010, he was named on the list of CNN's Top 25 Asian actors of all time.[4][5]
    He died on 12th July 2013 at the age of 93 after a prolonged illness in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.[6]


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    Salute to a legendary actor

    RIP
     
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    Rest in peace!!!
     
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    Geo and Ary showing more coverage on Pran saheb than Indian media.

    clearly shows pakis obsession for bollywood:cool2::cool2:
     
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    honestly, I heard his name 1st time today!
     
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    you r one of those pakis who believe u r descendant of Arabs and has nothing to do with indians
     
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    If we loved the Arabs we wouldnt have hated the pre-islamic arabs soo much. It is not arabs, its about ISLAM
     
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