Memorial service for Dev Anand on Friday

Dev Anand
MUMBAI: A memorial service for evergreen star Dev Anand, who passed away following a cardiac arrest in London last week, will be held at the famous Mehboob Studio here Friday.

"Condolence prayer meeting for Dev Anand will be held on Friday between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mehboob Studio, Bandra, Mumbai," the actor’s close associate Mohan Churiwala, told IANS.

The meet is expected to be attended by the who’s who of the Hindi film industry, for which the actor will always be alive like a guiding star.

Dev Anand, who dedicated 65 years of his life to cinema and acted in more than 110 movies, died in London Dec 3. He was 88.

He was cremated in London Saturday and his close friends and family members were present at the Putney Vale electric crematorium for his last rites.

The memorial service is being organised at the Mehboob Studio for a special reason.

"It is being organised there because of the sentimental reasons. The studio has his personal make-up room and which has been kept just like that. It still has his costumes, his make-up kit, etc," Churiwala had earlier told IANS.