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Dev Anand passes away

Ahbi na jao chodkar, Dev says celebrities as they pay their tribute to Dev Anand
Dev Anand was 88 when he succumbed to a massive cardiac arrest in a London hospital. Ever since the news of his demise broke out, the refrain across his fans and well-wishers was a line from his song from "Hun Dono", "Abhi na jao chodkar ke dil abhi bhara nahin".

On his micro blogging site, Anupam Kher wrote: "Dev Saab was Kind, -Passionate, Courageous, Forthright, Charming, Encouraging, Contemporary, Always a leader and a Great Human. Will Miss him. So as a Tribute to Dev Saab let's only humm his Songs today. Songs which became such an integral part of our lives. Ahbi na jao chodkar...." When Amitabh Bachchan first tweeted about Dev saab, he was still praying that the news wasn't true. "Just reading news about Dev Saheb .. praying it is not true ! He was such a positive person .. never associated death with him... Had just met Dev Saheb at his premiere recently .. he was weak but full of spirit ..the news papers confirming his passing away ..sad. An era has come to an end .. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again .. his never give up belief, his joy of life!"
Shabana Azmi, who also reminisced about director Manish Acharya who passed a year ago, wrote: "Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms.he will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies.I salute his spirit."

Mahesh Bhatt saluted the memory of the star "left us with the glow of his smile". "As the new dawn breaks over Mumbai I salute the memory of this star who has left left us with the glow of his smile," he wrote.
It took a while for the news to sink in for Madhur Bhandarkar even as he wrote: "Shocked to the core, a painful loss, a personal grief, cant believe DEVSAAB is no more ! Still the news is not sinking in,had celebrated his birthday with him,Devsaab was full of energy and life then,just cant believe !"
Director Kunal Kohli, on his part, wrote: "RIP Dev Anand. His spirit, energy, love for life and cinema will live on through his films. Love you Dev Saab."

Abhishek Bachchan was equally shocked. Wrote the actor, "Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad! Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity." Actor Divya Dutta has vivid memories of her last meeting of the legend at the premiere of his movie. "T last I met devsaab was at his premiere,sitting nxt to him, n seeing his smiling face,full of zest energy n ethusiasm..memories! Main zindagi ka sath nibhata chala gayam..RIP devsaab! Knowing u wrkin wt u is cherished!my evergreen hero!will miss u sir!" she wrote.

Shah Rukh Khan said in his tweet, "Dev sahib's sad demise makes me feel that the film industry is incomplete & has lost its magical energy. May Allah bless his soul."

Arjun Rampal tweeted, "Woke up to the saddest news and an emptiness in the heart, Dev Saab the man who lived every moment to the fullest with greatest energy. RIP."

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh said: "Just got the sad news that Dev Anand sahab passed away. I've always been a huge fan of his. And grown up watching his dynamic films. RIP." India's music fraternity was equally shocked with the news. The legend who left behind countless film hits will be dearly missed, said Shreya Ghosal. "Dev saab's films being talked abt on d news. What legacy of great films n music! He indeed was a man of excellence and passion for cinema," the singer wrote.

Composer Ehsaan Noorani, on his part, said, "Another jewel begins his skyward journey ...... Dev Saab alvidaa." Sophie Choudry, on her part, wrote: "Can't believe Dev saab is no more? A real institution,dreamer,believer & the grtest romantic because he LOVED life. A truly sad say. RIP sir."
Poonam Pandey too paid her respect to the evergreen star by writing: "Life is like a poker game; it's not what you're given, it's how you use it.- The Gr8 Gambler - "RIP Dev Anand""

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