Happy Birthday Dev (anand) uncle !!

Hi Shekhar,
Just wanted to drop a note to say it was your uncle Dev Anand’s 85 birthday yesterday. A truly amazing man purely for his unputdownable spirit and his ability to do what we keep discussing on this blog.. to seperate effort from fruits. To work with a sense of detachment to the outcome. Truly a wondrous life!
My little tribute to him here
http://rituswanderlust.blogspot.com/2008/09/triumphant-dev-anand-at-85.html
Cheers
Ritu

18 Responses to “Happy Birthday Dev (anand) uncle !!”

  1. brahmastra says:

    Cheers indeed..but if you want to see the ultimate state of detachment, you might want to check out the non-guru of Dev Anandji’s brother Vijay Anand -> U G Krishnamurti Oh boy..we have such divinity amongst us, but cannot recognize it.

  2. AJ says:

    The Day
    The Man
    So Dear to so many of us …
    Dev Anand your uncle’s 85 Birthday
    On this precious day let us wish you many colorful years ahead
    Happy Birthday
    Happpyyy Birthdayyy
    Happpppy Happy Birthday to our Beloved Dev Anand
    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
    It turns what we have into enough & more
    It turn denial into acceptance,
    chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
    Gratitude makes sense of our past,
    brings peace for today
    &
    creates a vision for tomorrow
    In appreciation of our association
    during this short life
    we extend our
    love, life, laughter
    forever.
    Yeh Janam Din aap ko bahut bahut muabark ho…
    Hum sabh ki yeh hi dua hai
    aap jiyon millions saal, aur saal ke din ho millions…
    Wishing you our most Beloved all the best in this life

  3. jo bhi pyaar se mila, hum usi ke ho liye…
    🙂
    Salute

  4. nostalgia says:

    all dev anand films had amazing songs…….to be hummed even today.what a variety of films he has done too ! all those years ago, when you went for a dev anand film you knew you would not be disappointed.

  5. Sikander Smarpit says:

    I congratulate you for making a film on ‘WATER’ which I hope will be an eye openning for the massses.
    Kapoor sahib I am a hindi Poet and with god’s grace I have attemped a poem ‘pani re pani’. I am eager to send the same to you duly recorded in cassette ,so that you may have the idea about the Tune to be sung out,in case the same meets your approval.
    A senior citizen at this end is anxious to know your address for sending the duly recorded cassette.
    Sikander Smarpit
    0171-2520454
    0171-4003010
    9255438588

  6. Ritu says:

    @ nostalgia
    Truly, Navketan films right upto Tere Mere Sapne were a collective expression of the finest talent pool available to Hindi cinema and it was who Dev Anand brought them all together. He had an eye for talent. Slowly it all petered away but the music remained hummable even in the later films like Censor.
    Vijay Anand and SD Burman are the ones who need to be remembered whenever we think of the eternal melodies that came from the banner(RD Burman later was great, but he could not capture the soul of Burmanda). Music is something that is so subtle that many a times its nuances can only be discerned and absorbed by the mind and not represented on screen. When you hear a deeply introspective song like ‘Wahan kaun hai tera’ you cannot imagine anyone could depict the soul of the song on celluloid. Yet, Vijay Anand does it and he does it again for ‘Piya Tose Naina Laage Re’. It was an amazing synergy between these two artists.
    Let me sign off with my current favourite Dev Anand song. It is not picturised on him, but is from his film, the lesser known ‘House no 44’ and somehow to me represents the spirit of Dev Anand. The song is such that it never ceases to lift you off into the sky. ‘Phaili Hui Hain Sapno Ki Baahen’. Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi, Music: Sachin Dev Burman.
    Here is the link. Enjoy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhUGCsFPkeM
    P.S Shekhar, I apologise for taking the focus off your other issues. But since you dedicated a thread I dared to take the liberty.

  7. shivani singh says:

    what a genius.. i am an ardent fan.
    happy birthday, shivani

  8. nimikhanna says:

    A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear,dear Uncle Dev.Now this is from another family member…someone who has spent a few memorable evenings with him when many other of his nephews…many many years younger than him, have also been present.
    His presence, his energy,his zest for life and above all his completly unique style,is to be experienced to know that he truly is a “STAR”.He does’nt sell advertisements and commercials to get that Big Dev added to his name!
    Anyway,getting back to these memorable evenings which stretched beyond dinner time,had most nephews yawning but not the indefatigable Uncle Dev who would be so full of life.Carry on Uncle Dev–GOD’S BLESSINGS AND KNOW THAT this “Star”is loved.

  9. satish Kumar says:

    dear dadaji
    U R MY BEST IDEAL PERSION AND MY FEV. ACTOR
    Plz post/Send me ur oldest figure photo
    I LOVE YOU DEV ANAND DADA JI
    My Address
    Satish Kumar s/o Shri Naryayan Singh
    Village : Birjapur
    Near A.R.T.O Office
    Post : Aduki
    Distt: Mathura
    Pin code : 281006
    Phone No. 09953449375
    My Age : 25 Years

  10. dev anand is my favorite actor from the ancient times.

  11. amit kr gupta says:

    Dev Sahab,
    Bahle app ke umar 85 ke ho par dil to app ka bachpan ka he hai na.App Jaise actor to ex sadi mein ek bar paida hota hai app ka style app ka dressup ka style aur last but not the least dance ka style sab ka koi jabab nahi hai aap ke movie “jab pyar kise se hota hai “ek la jabab movie hai sayad agar app ko yaad hoga to kalimpong aur darjeeling mein shooting huwa that.mein kalimpong ka hui aur app ke bahut sare pic us jamane ke hai kise kise ka paas.”aap great ho” proud to say we have DEV SAHAB in our country thanks for what u have given to our country.god bless you DEV SAHAB.
    AMIT KUMAR GUPTA
    KALIMPONG
    DARJEELING
    9980227130

  12. akhanna says:

    dev anand fans-
    for some interesting snippets on the outdoor shooting of ishk ishk ishk – mr kapurs first bollywood assignment and navketan nostalgia checkout -arun sharma’s blog (who was the sound recordist for navketan in the 70’s).
    http://arunindia.spaces.live.com
    amit

  13. Pranroy says:

    Dear Dev Shaab,
    God bless you with many more years of good health and love at heart for all.
    Your films are inspiring and songs are most melodious.
    Pranroy
    Australia,Sydney

  14. Indu Prakash says:

    Respected Dev Sahib,
    You are one of the greatest and knowledgebale youth icons of the world. God bless you for a very very long life.
    Just by the way do you know Prof. B.R.Saraf of Foreman Christian College, Lahore, as I am one of his most trusted pupils from Chandigarh where this one of greatest maker of English prose in the history of the mankind breathed his last.
    Indu.
    09891308428

  15. Indu Prakash says:

    Respected Dev Sahib,
    You are one of the greatest and knowledgebale youth icons of the world. God bless you for a very very long life.
    Just by the way do you know Prof. B.R.Saraf of Foreman Christian College, Lahore, as I am one of his most trusted pupils from Chandigarh where this one of greatest maker of English prose in the history of the mankind breathed his last.
    Indu.
    Ph. 09891308428
    09891308428

  16. ANIRBAN says:

    Hi! many yrs ago you and dev saab shot the movie Ishq Ishq Ishq in my school in Kalimpong – Dr. Graham’s Homes. Is there any way I can access a dvd or vcd of the movie… unable to find it anywhere… thanks
    anirban, mumbai

  17. Prashant gaurav says:

    I am very big fan dev saab.i want to meet him once plz say how it is possible.

  18. Happy Birthday, Dev Saab! I also wrote a blog on this occasion ” Happy Birthday to Immortal Dev Anand” Please click on the link below to read it…
    http://gesturegraphics.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/immortal-devanand/

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