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Bollywood bids farewell to Dev Anand

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Bollywood actor Dev Anand, who entertained generations of cinema lovers over five decades, died of a heart attack in London on Saturday night, 3rd December, 2011.

Bollywood joined together to mourn the death of Dev Anand. Here is what some of the prominent Bollywood actors had to say about the legend...

Amitabh Bachchan
Had just met Dev Saheb at his premiere recently .. he was weak but full of spirit ..the news papers confirming his passing away..sad. As tv channels play back his glorious moments ..his songs and the music that identified Dev Anand, you realize what an ear he had !! There was never a worry in his mind ever. The only time I saw him break down was at funeral pyre of his elder brother Chetan Anand !

Abhishek Bachchan
Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity. Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad! He wasn't 88. He'd turned 22 for the 4th time.

Shahrukh Khan
Dev sahib's sad demise makes me feel that the film industry is incomplete & has lost its magical energy. May Allah bless his soul.

Madhuri Dixit
Sad to hear about Dev Anand's demise. Another icon leaves the stage. My condolences to his family. We will miss him.

Mahesh Bhatt
"Dev Anand is dead". As the new dawn breaks over Mumbai I salute the memory of this star who has left left us with the glow of his smile.

Shilpa Shetty
RIP Dev saab,still remember my 1st meetin with him,so kind,full of life nd positive.A legend who always thot ahead of his time. Will miss you.

Karan Johar
My father had worked with Dev Saab for over 10 years, so I grew up hearing about the legendary actor. When I first met him as a child, my father asked me to touch his feet. I still remember Dev Saab looked at me and said, "Never bend son. Shake my hand... you're a gentleman just like me!" I was all of eight, but I can never erase the dynamism of DEV ANAND. Legends don't die... they just exit the present leaving behind a past that the future can embibe!!

Aamir Khan
Indian cinema has lost one of its biggest stars. Dev Sahab was a force of creative energy. A man of immense charisma and charm. He was an icon for many generations. His passing away is a sad loss to all lovers of Indian cinema. My heartfelt condolences to all in the family.

Sonam Kapoor
He was the hero of my fav film guide. And his songs were something that dad and me bonded over while watching. He was my fathers favorite actor.

Shabana Azmi
Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms.he will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies.I salute his spirit.

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