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Pran and I shared Punjabi jokes: Dilip Kumar

Indo-Asian News Service   | July 13, 2013 18:31 IST (Mumbai)
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Pran, 93, died in Mumbai on July 12, 2013

Yesteryears star Dilip Kumar has fun and special memories of his association with his late friend and co-star Pran. He remembers how they used to share Punjabi jokes and how they had become phone friends of late.

Yesteryears star Dilip Kumar has fun and special memories of his association with his late friend and co-star Pran. He remembers how they used to share Punjabi jokes and how they had become phone friends of late.

"My dear friend Pran liked to talk to me on the phone till recently. (My wife) Saira (Banu) and I visited him whenever we could. We had our Punjabi jokes, bringing back memories of the great times we shared as co-stars. He was a through gentleman," Dilip Kumar wrote on Twitter.

Pran died on July 12, 2013 following prolonged illness. He was 93.

The news of his death pulled Dilip Kumar back to Twitter after almost five months, and why not. They worked together in memorable films like Azaad and Madhumati, and shared a great rapport too.

Dilip Kumar also shared with the twitterati as to how Pran managed to attend his wedding, braving bad weather in Srinagar.

"I can never forget how Pran managed to come to my marriage, braving bad weather in Srinagar where he was shooting. He took a flight to Delhi and then to Bombay and reached by evening, in time to hug me before the nikaah ceremony," wrote the ailing 90-year-old.

Pran was cremated at Shivaji Park electric crematorium in Mumbai on July 13, 2013.

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