The Star Who Wore the Scarf of Eternity

MJ Akbar

Dev Anand wanted to live on the screen, sometimes with a switchblade in a hand, more happily with a song on his lips, and always with the certainty that life was worth every moment of existence. He knew the inevitability of death, but hated the cruelty of age. MJ Akbar remembers the evergreen hero on his centenary

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