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Thursday 14 December 2017

Bollywood star Dev Anand cremated

Pall bearers carry the coffin of Indian actor Dev Anand as it arrives at the Putney Vale Crematorium in London (AP)
Pall bearers carry the coffin of Indian actor Dev Anand as it arrives at the Putney Vale Crematorium in London (AP)
Bollywood star Dev Anand died in London earlier this month (AP)

More than 100 people attended a funeral for Bollywood legend Dev Anand at a small chapel in London.

Pallbearers had to push their way through reporters and fans bearing tribute banners as Anand's coffin was then taken to the Putney Vale Crematorium in west London for cremation.

Anand died of cardiac arrest in a hotel in the capital on Decrmber 3 after travelling to the UK for a medical check-up. He was 88 years old.

Famed for his roles in dozens of movies, including 'Jewel Thief' and 'Guide', the veteran Indian actor, director and producer was working up to the last minute, with a new script in the works.

The film star's ashes will be returned to India for immersion burial in the Godavari river.

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