Veteran Actor Pran Passes Away In Mumbai

Veteran Actor Pran Passes Away In Mumbai

Pran Krishan Sikand, better known by his mononym, Pran, was a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor, known as a movie villain and character actor in Hindi cinema from the 1940s to the 1990s.

"He died after a spell of prolonged illness," his daughter Pinky told PTI. He was admitted to Lilavati hospital a month ago after his health started deteriorating, she said. His funeral will be held tomorrow noon at Shivaji Park in Dadar.

Pran left his imprint as a villain with powerful roles in films like ‘Kashmir ki Kali’, ‘Khandaan’, ‘Aurat’, ‘Bari Behen’, ‘Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai’, ‘Half Ticket’, ‘Upkar’, ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, ‘Don’ ‘Karz’ and ‘Naseeb’.


Pran Pran born Pran Krishan Sikand on 12 February 1920 is a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor, who is one of the most popular villains of Hindi cinema. He has appeared in over 350 films, including title role of Halaku (1956), dacoit Raka in Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Victoria No. 203 (1972), Manoj Kumar’s Upkaar (1967) and Purab Aur Paschim, as Amitabh Bachchan’s loyal friend 'Sher Khan' in Zanjeer (1973), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Don (1978). In 2010, he has been named the list of CNN's "top 25 Asian actors of all time".

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