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MUMBAI: The South Asian Cinema Foundation‘s (SACF) ‘A Musical Journey through the Dev Anand Era‘, reminded people of the golden period of Indian cinema recently when it celebrated the life and work of the late actor.

The SACF event saw live performances by the young as well as veteran singers and instrumentalists and a running narrative by the film historian and the director of SACF, Lalit Mohan Joshi in the presence of Dev Anand‘s family members among others.

Produced by SACF in association with the Nehru Centre, the programme presented a historical perspective of Indian Cinema‘s Golden Era.

Dev Anand, who expired in December last year, brought together and nurtured great icons of the Indian film industry like SD Burman, Sahir Ludhianvi, Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla, Kishore Kumar, Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.

After Dev Anand got his first major break in Ziddi in 1948, he formed his own film company Navketan in 1949. For the next three decades he produced classics like Baazi (1951), Taxi Driver (1954), CID (1956), Hum Dono (1961), Guide (1965), Jewel Thief (1967), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) and Des Pardes (1978).

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