The memorial service for the late actor Dev Anand will be held tomorrow at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai.
The legendary actor passed away on December 3rd in London due to cardiac arrest. He was cremated in London itself on Last Saturday. Dev Anand's son Suneil landed in Mumbai yesterday and then traveled to Nashik in the afternoon to immerse his father's ashes in the Godavari River.
“Condolence prayer meeting for Dev Anand will be held on Friday between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mehboob Studio, Bandra, Mumbai,” said Mohan Churiwala, a close friend of the actor to IANS.
“It is being organised there because of the sentimental reasons. The studio has his personal make-up room and which has been kept just like that. It still has his costumes, his make-up kit, etc,” he added.
An invitation to the memorial service reads:
Invite to the memorial service Memorial Service for the late Shri. Dev Anand.
It is with deep regret that we notify you of the passing away of my dear and respected Father, the late, great Shri. Dev Anand ji, on the 3rd December 2011 in London. The funeral (Antim Sanskar) was performed peacefully by his close family and friends on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in London.
A Memorial Service has also been organised to pay tribute and pray for the peace and sadgati of the departed soul. You are all kindly invited to attend the service with your family and friends.
Venue: Mehboob Studios, Bandra, Mumbai.
Date: Friday December 16, 2011.
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm, IST
With grateful thanks,
Suneil, Mona, Devina, Gina and
the entire Anand Family.
The memorial service is expected to be attended by the who's who of the Hindi film industry, to pay respects to one of the most beloved stars of Bollywood, who dedicated 65 years of his life for it.