Leadig the Tamil film industry in paying rich tributes to Bollywood actor Dev Anand, who passed on Sunday were Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan.
'Devanandji, we had the proud privilege of taking your blessings, shaking hands and giving you a hug as we humbly offered The Legend award two-years ago. All of us here, who were part of that evening, are so moved today'.
'We salute your zest for life and your spirited energy for work. You will always stay in our hearts. We love you so much and we will miss you..', a Statement by Rajnikanth and his family said.
On his part, Kamal Haasan said, 'I got an SMS this morning that said ‘Anand has gone’. I felt my happiness had gone. I would say he died young. Mentally, he was a bubbly,
bouncing ball. He was a very stylish actor. He wanted me to act in a movie on cricket but sadly, it never happened. He proved that retirement is death and worked till his last days. If he had been alive, he would have definitely completed one film in the next year. '