Dev Anand, the 'Evergreen Romantic Superstar' of Bollywood, passed away on Saturday night in London after suffering from a cardiac arrest. He was 88 years old.
Dev Anand along with his son Sunil had gone toLondonfor medical check up as Dev Anand’s had been unwell for the past few days. He died in his sleep on Saturday night.
“His son Sunil came out of the bathroom and saw that Dev Saab was not responding. He called the doctor, who said that he had a heart attack. He died at 10 in the night in London," Mohan Churiwala, Dev Anand's manager, said.
The cremation will be held next week in London itself.
“He will be cremated in London only after Tuesday. Cremation cannot take place till his daughter reaches there. His body is kept in a hospital right now,” Mohan Churiwala added.
Dev Anand made his debut with the movie ‘Hum Ek Hain’ in 1946. But it was his second movie ‘Ziddi’, which released in 1947, that made him a superstar.
After that Dev Anand never looked back and acted in few of finest cinemas in Bollywood like 'Baazi', 'Jewel Thief', 'CID', 'Johny Mera Naam', 'Amir Garib', 'Warrant', 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and 'Des Pardes'.
But it is his movie ‘Guide’ that epitomizes him. ‘Guide’ is known as one of the best movies in Bollywood till date and Dev Anand’s acting in that movie is unforgettable.
His last movie was ‘Chargesheet’ that was released this year. He had written, directed and produced that movie.
The stalwart was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his contributions to Indian Cinema that will never be forgotten.