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PIX: Dev Anand's last public appearances

Last updated on: December 7, 2011 14:42 IST

PIX: Dev Anand's last public appearances

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Dev Anand was active in the film industry till the last days of his life.

On his 88th birthday on September 26, the legend had invited the media to promote his last film Chargesheet.

In fact, he was already discussing his next film.

We take a look at the legend's last public appearances.

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Image: Dev Anand on his 88th birthday
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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September 26, 2011

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Dev Anand looked quite frail at the occasion but was just as quick on his feet.

Even after spending 66 years in the industry, Devsaab had new stories to bring to the table. "I don't make remakes of films, not even Hollywood films. I am unique," he had said on his birthday.


Image: Dev Anand on his 88th birthday
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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July 2010

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Two months before his 87th birthday, Dev Anand launched his movie, Chargesheet

His energy even at his age was unending. When asked what kept him going, he said, "My futuristic thoughts and my films."

He added: "Energy begets energy. If you are lazy, you will always be lazy. If you retire at 60, you will die at 65. It is written in the holy books that you if have a life of 100 years, you should use it."


Image: Dev Anand at the launch of Chargesheet
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
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February 15, 2009

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In a rare instance, Devsaab was spotted at the Stardust awards in 2009.

The actor had once said that he had stopped going for award functions and events. "No one misses me at these functions, so why should I go?" he had said.


Image: Dev Anand, Jaya Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna
Photographs: Manav Manglani/ Reuters
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October 10, 2008

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Asha Bhosle poses for a picture with Devsaab at a studio. She had sung a song in Chargesheet.

Talking about Asha, Devsaab had said that she was a superb singer.

Image: Dev Anand and Asha Bhosle
Photographs: Manav Manglani/ Reuters

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September 26, 2007

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On his 84th birthday, Dev Anand met up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress party head Sonia Gandhi at the release of his autobiography, Romancing with Life.


Image: Dev Anand with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi
Photographs: Mathur/ Reuters

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September 27, 2007

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After Manmohan Singh released the autobiography in New Delhi, the next day Amitabh Bachchan released the book in Mumbai.

Despite his hectic promotional schedule, Devsaab looked cheerful.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Dev Anand
Photographs: Uday Kuckian

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January 14, 2007

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At the inauguration ceremony of the Mumbai Festival 2007, Dev Anand spoke at the Gateway Of India.

Troupes and groups from India, Australia, Japan and other countries had participated in the 15 day-long Mumbai festival.



Image: Dev Anand at the Gateway Of India
Photographs: Prashanth Vishwanathan/ Reuters

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September 26, 2005

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Dev Anand was caught on location of his film Mr Prime Minister in Mumbai. He performed in front of the assembled media and growing crowds.

Image: Dev Anand on the sets of Mr Prime Minister
Photographs: Prashanth Vishwanathan/ Reuters
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December 30, 2005

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Dev Anand launched Mr Prime Minister in Ahmedabad.

Whenever he launched a new film, he would truly look happy.


Image: Dev Anand at the launch of Mr Prime Minister
Photographs: Amit Dave/ Reuters
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December 2003

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Former President A P J Abdul Kalam gives a Lifetime Achievement award to Dev Anand during the 50th National Awards ceremony in New Delhi.

Devsaab was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for outstanding contribution to the Indian cinema.


Image: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam and Dev Anand
Photographs: Amit Dave/ Reuters

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December 9, 2000

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Dev Anand arrived at the music launch of his film Censor with debutante actress Heenee Kaushik 

Dev Anand was 76 then.
 
He was known for making films with unconventional themes, and in Censor, he tackled the subject of Indian censorship.

Image: Dev Anand with his Censor actress, Heenee Kaushik
Photographs: Amit Dave/ Reuters

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January 6, 1998

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In 1998, Devsaab had come to the Rediff office for a Chat with his fans.

The Chat was a super sucess, and no guesses why.


Image: Dev Anand at Rediff's office
Photographs: Jewella C Miranda
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January 6, 1998

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A priceless moment when Devsaab signed an autograph for his big fans in the office.


Image: Dev Anand at the Rediff office
Photographs: Jewella C Miranda
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