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Remembering Sunil Dutt on his 14th death anniversary

Memories of Dutt Sa’ab will shine forever through his films and the service he rendered to society. It is true… they don’t make men like Dutt Sa’ab anymore!

He would have turned 90 this June. The graceful, soft-spoken and upright Sunil Dutt, fondly called Dutt Sa’ab, lives on in our memory as an icon of integrity and idealism, of humanity and humanism.

He was not just a spontaneous and natural actor but was also a producer and director, and later, a politician too. But above all, he was a gentleman and a good human being who will always remain unforgettable.

123c7de36dc608e3e5d9Sunil Dutt will be remembered by his great work on camera and off it too. (Photo: DailyO)

Let us recall death anniversary (May 25). Fresh-faced and young, Balraj Dutt (Sunil Dutt) began building his life after going through the partition and its aftermath. He came to Mumbai (then Bombay) and studied at Jai Hind College after which he became a popular announcer /anchor at Radio Ceylon. His break in Hindi films came with 1955). However, it was with (1957) that this actor’s professional and personal life took an important turn. It was on the sets of this iconic film that Sunil Dutt’s closeness to Nargis began and led to their marriage soon after. As an actor, he never looked back after this.

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