Dev Anand's 89th birthday tomorrow

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Legendary late actor Dev Anand‘s son Suniel will ring in the 89th birthday of his late father tomorrow to celebrate his achievements. He also plans to announce a film that would be helmed by him under the Navketan banner.

The 88-year-old veteran of Indian cinema passed away last year in December at London following a cardiac arrest. Last year on his birthday, Dev Anand had called his friends over and cut a cake at his favourite hotel in suburban Mumbai. This year too, Suniel will host a get together at the same place - Sun and Sand hotel at 6 pm.

"We will celebrate his birthday this year as well. He is still with us in our hearts. He is a source of inspiration to me and several others. On this (birthday) occasion we will celebrate his life and achievements," Suniel has said in a statement.

A few rare pictures from Dev Anand‘s personal album will be on display for media and fans.

"We will have some rare photographers of dad in size of 5 foot by 3 foot. We have selected some unique photos that we will display like -- dad in action during his various shoots, on his travel all over the world while he was attending film premiere, while he was writing, meeting famous people etc.

"It will be a unique event. We will have close friends and fans, who used to regularly every year come to wish him on his birthday. Those close to dad will speak a few words about their association and share fond memories," Suniel added.

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