Legendary Bollywood villain Pran has passed away in Mumbai. The 93-year-old veteran actor had been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke prize. In a career spanning over six decades, Pran acted in over 400 films and played a vast range of roles, from a hero to a villain to a character artist. In May this year, he was conferred with the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement at his home.
He was a star villain who began his career in the camera department of Pancholi's Studio in Lahore but went on to become one of the most iconic villains of Hindi cinema. His last rites were conducted at around 12:30 p.m. and were attended by celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Karan Johar, Gulzar, Danny Denzongpa, Raza Murad, Shakti Kapoor, Tinu Anand and Anupam Kher.
During his long and prolific career, Pran was marked for his roles as a villain, hero and even a character artist. Pran's film repertoire included over 400 films. He had been unwell for the past few months, and was in and out of the hospital lately. He is survived by his wife Shukla, sons Arvind and Sunil, and daughter Pinky, and grandchildren.