Mr. Dev Anand (Dev saab) huge Indian actor, producer, director expired on December 3, 2011 in London.
He died in his sleep due to a massive heart attack (as reported).
Many people in Mumbai’s film circle, knew about my 12 year long association with him and Navketan. Here are some of the condolences messages from my family and friends:
(PS: please do not bother about the spellings and spaces etc. i have retained them as it is.)
G S Bhaskar: Sir, joining you in prayers for Devsaab, the rarest of rare gems. You are fortunate to be associated with Navketan with with that wonderful humanbeing. Pranam. -bhaskar G. S.
(Reply: Thanks Bhaskar. He got such glowing tributes from all over. Take care)
J R Kamble: DEEPEST CONDOLENCE . DEV SAAB IS MO MORE… He lived in DES AND DIED IN PARDES. I saw DES PARDES IN DES -BOMBAY AND PARDES – SINGAPORE. I saw his last in FTII.
Pranav Mehta: Mama. I am sorry on the demise of Dev Anand ji. It is a great loss to the country.
(Reply: Thanks pranav, I’m feeling very sad, after years. Happy to shed a few tears)
Meera Bhardwaj: Dev anandji’s death mst hv jogd sevral memoris.
(Reply: Yes Meera. Feeling very upset, choked, sometime tearful :-(
Apy: hey Arun. personal nostalgia must b flooding,
(Reply: Yes it is)
Prashant Desai: May the soul of Dev Anand rest in peace. V wil miss u Devsaab
(Reply: Yes prashant true)
KK Jaisawal: So sad… Dev saab is no more
(Reply: Yes i m very upset)
Indu: Dev uncle died this morning in london
(Reply: Yes came to know thanks, very sad)
Hersh Kohli: Uncle Dev died of heart attack in London
Tarun Hriday: Hope u r abreast Dev Anand dies in London. 2011 witnessed a lot of deaths from field of art n culture n films. One more coincidence kalika arriving today only. Tarun
(Reply: Yes Munna strangely your sms was first, then Hersh. I just spoke to him… I am feeling very sad. I knew the time was ripe. But i am happy that i felt choked and tearful for him)
Wrote to Amit: Feeling like crying…extremely sad
(His reply: Dev Saab: Eternal!)