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President condoles 'romantic hero' Dev Anand's death

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, Dec 4 (IANS): President Pratibha Patil Sunday condoled the death of legendary actor Dev Anand, saying the film industry has lost a creative talent and a man who personified the spirit of graceful ageing with dignity.

In her message, the president said: "Anand was a legendary film artiste as well as a producer, director and writer who adorned the Hindi cinema with great distinction. He delighted Hindi cinema fans with his vivacious acting and as a popular romantic hero of his times."

The 88-year-old actor passed away after a massive cardiac arrest in London.

Recalling his movies, Patil said: "He shall always be remembered by a generation of film watchers for his exemplified acting in the movies -- 'Taxi Driver', 'Munimji', 'Guide', 'Johny Mera Naam', 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and 'Des Pardes'."

"In his passing away, the film industry has lost a creative talent and a man who personified the spirit of graceful ageing with dignity," she added.

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

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NEW DELHI, Dec 4 (IANS): President Pratibha Patil Sunday condoled the death of legendary actor Dev Anand, saying the film industry has lost a creative talent and a man who personified the spirit of graceful ageing with dignity.

In her message, the president said: "Anand was a legendary film artiste as well as a producer, director and writer who adorned the Hindi cinema with great distinction. He delighted Hindi cinema fans with his vivacious acting and as a popular romantic hero of his times."

The 88-year-old actor passed away after a massive cardiac arrest in London.

Recalling his movies, Patil said: "He shall always be remembered by a generation of film watchers for his exemplified acting in the movies -- 'Taxi Driver', 'Munimji', 'Guide', 'Johny Mera Naam', 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and 'Des Pardes'."

"In his passing away, the film industry has lost a creative talent and a man who personified the spirit of graceful ageing with dignity," she added.

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

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