Dev Anand
Veteran Bollywood actor Dev Anand.Reuters

The film fraternity Sunday mourned the death of legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand.

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan wrote on the micro blogging site Twitter: "An era has come to an end. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again. He never gave up belief, his joy of life."

Referring to his last meeting with Dev Anand, Amitabh added, "He was weak but full of spirit."

Shah Rukh Khan tweeted: "Dev sahib's sad demise makes me feel that the film industry is incomplete & has lost its magical energy. May Allah bless his soul."

Actress Shabana Azmi tweeted: "Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms. He will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies. I salute his spirit."

"Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity," tweeted actor Abhishek Bachchan.

"Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad!" he added.

"So as a Tribute to Dev Saab let's only humm his Songs today. Songs which became such an integral part of our lives. Ahbi na jao chodkar..." actor Anupam Kher tweeted.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt tweeted: "Abhi na jao chod kar, ke dil abhi bhara nahin... (Don't go now because heath is not satisfied).

"Dev Anand is dead". As the new dawn breaks over Mumbai I salute the memory of this star who has left us with the glow of his smile," he added.

Dev Anand, who was known as Adonis of Indian cinema, died in a London hospital on Saturday due to cardiac arrest.

Dev Anand made his debut film in 1946 with "Hum Ek Hain."

"Ziddi" (1948) was a big break for the actor and he became one of India's iconic actor-directors.

In his 65-year career in the industry, he acted in more than 100 films, directed 19 films and produced around 30 films.

Some of Dev Anand's films include "Paying Guest" (1957), "Guide" (1965), "Jewel Thief" (1967) and "Hare Raama Hare Krishna" (1971).

Watch some of his famous song scenes below.

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