Veteran actor Pran dies at 93

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Veteran Bollywood actor and Dadasaheb
Phalake Award winner Pran Krishan Sikand,
known as Pran, passed away on Friday night at
Lilawati Hospital in Mumbai. He was 93.
Pran, a beloved star of number of hit Hindi
movies such as Half Ticket, Ram aur Shyam,
Zanjeer, Johny Mera Naam, Karz was awarded
with Dadasaheb Phalke award this year. He had
been unwell for the past few years and was
unable to attend National Film Award
ceremony in Delhi. Information and
Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari had
personally come to Pran’s residence in Mumbai
to honour him.
The actor was admitted to the Lilavati hospital
few days back, after his condition deteriorated.
Famous for his style and on-screen presence,
Pran was credited to bring importance to
villain’s role as that of hero’s. During 70s,
Pran was a part of almost every major hit
Hindi film and was said to be paid more than
lead actors at some instances.
During his 50 years long career in Bollywood,
Pran acted in more than 300 movies. In 2001,
he was awarded by Padma Bhushan, India’s
third highest civilian award from the
Government of India. According to his family
members, his last rites will be conducted on
Saturday at 12 p.m. at Shivaji Park in Dadar.

Just saw it.... Legend!!! I think he recently got dada saheb phalke....

Rest in Peace sher Khan!
RIP, was an iconic baddie of the 70's & 80's. Strange thing is he always looked very old, even in black and white movies.

Sad news, the most famous indian villain of them all

Was a huge figure in indian cinema for several decades He ll always be remembered
RIP, was an iconic baddie of the 70's & 80's. Strange thing is he always looked very old, even in black and white movies.


TBH he was a famous baddie only in the 50s and 60s He shed this image in the 70s and 80s where he successfully potrayed himself as a positive character actor and rumour has it commanded more money than the likes of amitabh
RIP Pran......There was a time when people didn't used to name their new born son as Pran, with the fear that he will turn out to be of similar character. This was his biggest achievement as a baddie.

Only similar instance, I know is when at top, people used to hide their female family members, if Ranjeet was anywhere nearby !!!

One of the most famous songs of Pran -
He was great in Zanjeer among other great roles .

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He was a must in those Amitabh movies . RIP .

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His birthday 12 th Feb, one of my most fav actors ever.
Growing up in chennai when initially I couldn’t understand Tamil , Hindi movies were a big thing for me and many had Pran as an actor.

Sad that Pran only had one movie with my fav director Hrishikesh Mukherjee and even in that role gave an amazing performance Guddi.(played himself).

PP even has a thread on him :)
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