Remarkable Journey of Chetan Anand

06 Jul 2019  Sat

Chetan Anand, a well-known director, screenwriter, and producer of Hindi films died today on 6th July 1997. His debut film, Neecha Nagar, was awarded the Palme d’Or (Best Film) award at the first ever Cannes Film Festival in 1946.

Chetan Anand, along with his brothers Dev Anand and Vijay Anand, was a leading light of the golden age of Indian cinema. Born on 3rd January 1921, in Lahore, Chetan sent to Gurukul Kangri, near Haridwar, for early education. His father sent him to London’s City University to appear for the Indian Civil Services, but he failed to qualify for it.

He soon took to film direction with the well-acclaimed movies. Later, in association with his younger brother Dev Anand, he founded Navketan Films in 1949. He gives us some wonderful films Afsar, Taxi Driver, Funtoosh, Aakhri Khat, Heer Raanjha, Kudrta, etc. Apart from 17 feature films, he is also known for the acclaimed television serial, Param Vir Chakra, which was aired Doordarshan in 1988.

He was honor with very prestigious awards in his lifetime such as National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film (Haqeeqat) and Filmfare Best Story Award (Kudrat). To honor him India Postal Department has issued 500 Paise (5 Rupee) Commemorative Postage Stamp in 2013.

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