RIP Pran Sahab

Dec 28, 2012, 13:17 PM IST
A casual meeting with writer Wali Mohammad Wali landed Pran a role as a villain in Dalsukh Pancholi's Punjabi film Yamla Jat (1940) that turned out to be a big hit in that year.
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A casual meeting with writer Wali Mohammad Wali landed Pran a role as a villain in Dalsukh Pancholi's Punjabi film Yamla Jat (1940) that turned out to be a big hit in that year.

Pran grabbed the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972.
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Pran grabbed the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972.

He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
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He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Pran started refusing film offers in the late 1990s because of age-related problems.
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Pran started refusing film offers in the late 1990s because of age-related problems.

In 2001, Pran was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award by the Government of India, for his contribution to Indian cinema.
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In 2001, Pran was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award by the Government of India, for his contribution to Indian cinema.

In 1992 the Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association awarded the thespian for his outstanding contribution to Indian Film Industry,
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In 1992 the Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association awarded the thespian for his outstanding contribution to Indian Film Industry,

In 2004 Pran  won the Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the Maharashtra Government.
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In 2004 Pran won the Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the Maharashtra Government.

In 2010 Pran won the Phalke Icon and Legendary Cine Versatile Cine Star Award by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.
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In 2010 Pran won the Phalke Icon and Legendary Cine Versatile Cine Star Award by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.

In 2010, Pran made it to the list Top 25 Asian actors of all time.
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In 2010, Pran made it to the list Top 25 Asian actors of all time.

The veteran actor was a member of various organizations, and owns the football team 'Bombay Dynamos Football Club'.
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The veteran actor was a member of various organizations, and owns the football team 'Bombay Dynamos Football Club'.