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Pran, Dev Anand bag Dadasaheb honours

entertainment Updated: Apr 30, 2010 17:43 IST

Dev Anand

Their pairing in the blockbuster

Johny Mera Naam

is filmlore and decades later, Pran and Dev Anand again shared the stage as they were honoured by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for their contribution to Bollywood.

Pran, 90 received the Phalke icon and Legendary cine versatile star award while Dev Anand, 86 was honoured with the Phalke Ratna award.

"I feel extremely proud and honoured to receive this highly esteemed award. I thank the industry for showering their love and support," said Pran.

"I feel privileged to receive the award, I salute the Academy for considering me. I bow to the Indian film industry for their love and support," said Dev Anand.

The awards were presented by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal amidst thunderous applause from the audience.

"While watching Pran saheb's movie I used to hate his character. He did it with so much passion that everybody was bound to hate his role," Bhujbal said.

"I remember I used to stand in long queues to buy ticket of Dev sahib's movie. His movies like

Guide, Hum Dono, Khoya Khoya Chand

and others are my favorite," he recalled.