Pakistan mourns Dev Anand's demise
The Old Ravains Union on Sunday expressed grief over the demise of legendary actor and Old Ravian Dev Anand. Dev had graduated in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore in the early 1940s. He was proud to be an Old Ravian and at many occasions in his life, he expressed love for his alma mater. People from all walks of life, including politicians and students have condoled over the death of the Indian actor. The fans of Dev Anand expressed grief over his death through their statuses on Facebook also, terming him as one of the best actors of his time.
Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif said that Dev Anand was not only a popular artist but he was among his friends also, adding that he had had a number of memorable meetings with Dev Anand. Nawaz said that he and Anand were both Old Ravians and he wished that Anand would come to Lahore again and the two would refresh their memories of the Government College. However, life did not give him time for the reunion, Nawaz added. Dev Anand was born in Narowal, the eastern city of Pakistan in 1923.
He studied English literature and Law and moved to Mumbai, India during his 20s, where he began his illustrious acting career. He was a charismatic and flamboyant Bollywood figure who died of a heart attack in London at the age of 88. He will be remembered for his roles in several movies, including the ‘Jewel Thief’ and ‘Guide’. (Pakistan Today)