Reactions to actor Pran's death

Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:50pm IST

REUTERS - India's favourite "bad man" and veteran Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand, died on Friday after a prolonged illness. He was 93.

Here are some reaction from Twitter:

MANMOHAN SINGH, Prime Minister

"I convey my heartfelt condolences to the the bereaved family and Pran's countless fans and admirers. I pray for peace of the departed soul."


"Sad to know of demise of legendary actor Pran. He will be remembered for generations. Condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace."


"Pran Saheb passes away ! A gentleman, most collaborative colleague, a senior of immense distinction, a true disciplined professional"


"Final Curtain Call for one of the Most Loved Actors of Indian Cinema. An Actor & A Gentleman. Pran Saab- We will miss you & your Warmth.RIP"


"Today we have lost a legend, a gem and an iconic actor. We will miss you. RIP Pran Saheb."


"The villian we loved to hate. You will be missed Pran saheb. Thank you for all those brilliant performances."


"Enchanting memories of Pran Saab courses through the hearts of millions of people who grew up watching his films. India loves u Sir!"


"Ek aur bade buzurg Legend Actor Pran ye Duniya Chhod Gaye, Bhagwan bhi "Old is Gold" me vishwas rakhte hain, what a great talent, prayers"

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Ranjeet_Rai wrote:
I am of the era when it is called golden era of film industry.
I was student and used to see the films with aesthetic sense and I think in those days films also had impact on my charactier as well as understanding human nature and woam at the same time.
Pran sahab had a major imapct on me in film ” Do Badan” and “Upkar”. Both are contradictory but the way he acted exactly I felt he is charactier fo a novel.
I am fortunate to see his films (which my sons miss now). He was a real star of his time. He was thououg gentle man villain in real life as well as in every characer he played. Pran Sahab, I could not meet you but we will love you. You were the foundation of villain role which even modern villains also need to learn.

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