He was one of Bollywood's rare phenomenon, one of the best villains the industry could ever produce. Yes, tinselville's legend and the most hated villain Pran is no more with us. His close friends and collegues from the industry seems to be in the state of deep shock over the legend's death. One of Pran's co-actors Amitabh Bachchan remembers him and describes him as a "gentleman of the finest order .. an admirable colleague .. a thorough professional .. a master of disguise in the characters he played .. a delightful companion after ‘office hours' .. and a considerate human".
Big B in his blog expressed grief over Pran's death. He wrote, "Another stalwart leaves us, and this massive and imposing Film Industry edifice, tottering by the removal of the giant pillars that held it up, suffers another deathly blow. ‘At this time of our lives', as a close relative once sadly said ‘we do not make friends any more, we lose them".
"What shall remain thankfully, shall be the immense volume of documented work that they leave behind, a work that has been laboured sweated and bloodied over years and years of harsh and severe commitment! We don't make the likes of them anymore," Amitabh Bachchan further wrote on his blog.