SRK mourns Pran's death, says he'll remain in our hearts

SRK mourns Pran's death, says he'll remain in our heartsMumbai, July 13 - Bollwood superstar Shah Rukh Khan mourned the death of Pran, one of Indian cinema's most hated yet most respected and versatile actors, and said that he will always live in the hearts of his fans.

Pran Kishan Sikand, popular as Pran, breathed his last at the Lilavati Hospital here late Friday evening following prolonged illness, his son said. He was 93.

Expressing his grief through Twitter, Shah Rukh wrote: "Why do icons who shaped our lives and emotions have to go away?"

Manish Tewari hands over Phalke award to Pran

PranMumbai, May 10 : Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari handed over the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in Indian cinema, Friday to Pran, 93, at his residence here.

The legend could not make it to the 60th National Film Awards ceremony held in the capital last week for health reasons.

"It's a great honour to present the honour to Pran saab. His contribution to the Indian cinema has been huge and the greatness of the award gets bigger after honouring Pran with Dadasaheb Phalke," Tewari told reporters at Pran's residence. The brief ceremony was telecast live.

Honour came too late for Pran: family, Bollywood

Honour came too late for Pran: family, BollywoodMumbai, April 13 : The Dadasaheb Phalke Award has come in late for Bollywood's iconic villain Pran, says his daughter Pinky. Members of the film fraternity too feel the same.

The veteran actor, 93, was named for the honour Friday.

His daughter said: "Well it comes (very late), for him. It is very important also. We feel he deserves it so, of course, he should have got it (earlier)."

Besides Pinky, Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor and Aadesh Srivastava, too share the sentiment.

Dadasaheb Phalke award for Pran

PranNew Delhi, April 12 : The arch villain of Bollywood, Pran Krishan Sikand - or Pran as he is popularly known - was Friday named for the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

The actor turned 93 in February this year.

Confirming the news, a source from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry told IANS: "Yes, he (Pran) is getting Dadasaheb Phalke award."

Pran acted in over 400 movies in a career spanning over six decades and played a vast range of roles -- from a hero to a villain to a character artist.

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