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Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Veteran actor Pran passes away at 93 due to prolonged illness.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 July 2013, 10:32:47 PM
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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He commanded equal money and respect for his negative characters in 'Madhumati', 'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai', 'Ram Aur Shyam' and 'Devdas'.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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Pran acted in over 350 films and left his imprint as a villain with powerful roles in films like Kashmir ki Kali, Khandaan, Aurat, Bari Behen, Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai, Half Ticket, Upkar, Purab Aur Paschim and Don.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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His chameleon-like ability helped Pran transform himself from one of the most hated onscreen villains to one of the most beloved character actors.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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The actor's baritone and good looks helped him bring charm to his villainy which was very unique to Pran.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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Such was the magic of his onscreen roles that parents stopped naming their children 'Pran' at the height of his fame.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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Pran will be forever remembered for bringing villains on par with the heroes, ruling the industry from 1969 to 1982.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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He had almost given hope when writer Saadat Hasan Manto helped him get a role in Dev Anand starrer 'Ziddi' in 1948 which revived his career.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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After Partition, Pran came to Mumbai with his wife Shukla and sons Arvind and Sunil but found it difficult to get work as an actor in the city of dreams.
Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

Pran - the legend of Hindi Cinema

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Legendary actor Pran, loved and feared in equal measure by moviegoers for his roles in Bollywood hits like 'Milan', 'Madhumati' and 'Zanjeer', passed away at a suburban hospital in Mumbai on Friday at the age of 93.

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