Veteran Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand (born February 12, 1920) passed away on July 12, 2013, Friday at Mumbai's Lilawati Hospital after prolong sickness. He was 93 years old.
Pran was of late honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award- the greatest award in the Indian Cinema, at his residence. He carved a niche for himself during his six decade-long career in the Bollywood, by the way of depicting influential negative and character roles.
Pran commenced in journey in Bollywood as a hero, but he will be commemorated for playing the vindictive baddie in blockbusters like 'Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai', 'Munimji' 'Dil Dia Dard Liya' and many more classic hits. He took the role of a villain to an all new level. He acted in over 400 movies and won several awards for his charismatic onscreen presence.
Pran would be deeply missed and fondly remembered as one of the most cherished personalities Bollywood has ever had. May his soul rest in eternal peace.