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Filmmaker Vijay Anand dead

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Last updated on: February 23, 2004 14:55 IST

Vijay AnandFilmmaker Vijay Anand, who suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday, died this morning. He was 71.

The former censor board chairman had been admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital at 1355 IST.

Vijay Anand, popularly known as Goldie, was known for his strong direction skills and fine oratory. He started his career with Nau Do Gyarah in 1957 and went on to direct a number of films like Kala Bazaar, Tere Ghar Ke Samne, Guide, Teesri Manzil, Jewel Thief, Kahin Aur Chal, Johnny Mera Naam and Tere Mere Sapne. He also directed the box office hit, Teesri Manzil, outside his home banner, Navketan Productions.

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Goldie was the youngest of the four Anand siblings and took up to films after his elder brothers, Chetan and Dev Anand.

His acting skills came through when he starred in films like Kala Bazaar, Double Cross, Haqueeqat, Barood Road, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki and Hum Rahe Na Hum. He had also planned an ambitious project to launch a television channel, Lamhas, which would produce quality programmes.

Goldie had resigned from the Censor Board due to a difference of opinion over the censorship issue.

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