A memorial service for Bollywood legend Dev Anand, who passed away in London last week, will be held at the Mehboob Studio in Mumbai on December 15, his son Suneil Anand said according to the Press Trust of India.
“After the funeral here on Saturday, I will be flying to Mumbai with his ashes and there a fitting memorial service will be held for him at the Mehboob Studio,” Suneil told reporters at the Washington Mayfair hotel, according to PTI. The cremation of the legendary 88-year old actor at Putney Vale Crematorium on Saturday will be followed by a memorial service at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here. “As far as the funeral arrangement is concerned, the cremation will take place at Putney Vale Crematorium here at 11.40 am (local time) on Saturday. It will be followed by a memorial service at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at 2 pm.,” said Dev Anand’s nephew Tony Sarin. Answering a question on the delay in performing the funeral, Suneil said, “there were certain formalities” to be carried out. “We have to abide by the law of the land. Now everything is set. We decided to have the cremation in London. As soon as the cremation is over, I will fly with the Ashes. After the memorial at the Mehboob Studio the ashes will be immersed in the holy river in Nasik,” he said at a press conference organised by Indian Journalists Association (IJA). PTI said that Suneil thanked the “people of India and the world over for their outpouring sympathy towards my father and the family”.