Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Pran in a still from one of his movies. (HT Photo)
Pran with Maharashtra PWD minister Chaggan Bhujbal and Manoj Kumar at the ceremony when the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was conferred upon late Dev Anand in 2010. (HT ...
Ashok Kumar and Pran in one of the frames of film Apna Kaun. (HT Photo)
The actor receiving Padma Bhushan from the then President KR Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on March 21, 2001. (HT Photo)
Pran and Shashi Kapoor in an intense scene from Do Musafir. (HT Photo)
Pran with daughter Pinky Bhalla during one of his birthday parties. (HT Photo)
Two villains Pran and Prem Chopra together at a party in Mumbai. (HT Photo)
Pran’s picture clicked on September 5, 2001. (HT Photo)
One of the onscreen avatars of the legendary villain. (HT Photo)
Pran played a variety of roles in Hindi cinema. At one point of time, he was paid more than the heroes in Bollywood. (HT Photo)
Information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Friday visited Bollywood actor Pran and honoured him with Dadasaheb Phalke award.
Earlier this month, the legendary actor could not appear for the felicitation ceremony of Dadasaheb Phalke award due to health reasons. However, no one from his family was present either to receive the award on behalf of the 93-year-old.
Pran has acted in over 400 movies in a career spanning over six decades and played a vast range of roles - from a hero to a villain to a character artist, was named for the highest civilian award in the field of cinema.
Pran became a symbol of villainy after his portrayals of a bad guy in a series of films including hits like Madhumati, Ziddi and Ram Aur Shyam.
If he played a villain to the hilt, he was equally good when he stepped into character roles and won many hearts as loveable Malang Chacha in Upkar, thoroughly entertained as street-smart fraud in Victoria No.203, and epitomised on-screen friendship in the role of a rough but kind Pathan in Zanjeer.
(With inputs from IANS)