Gandhinagar, 4 December, 2011
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to veteran bollywood actor Dev Anand remembering his role in emergency period.
On demise of Hindi film actor Dev Anand(88) in London on Saturday night due to cardiac arrest, Gujarat Chief Minister on Sunday morning tweeted, “the guide of entertainment industry, Dev sahab has passed away. Our tributes to him….May his soul rest in peace.”
Modi further tweeted: “during the 1975-77 emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi, Dev Sahab was the one who stood up in favour of democracy with most conviction.”
It should be mentioned that Modi was active underground worker against emergency imposed by then Prime Minister and Congress leader Indira Gandhi. Modi has also written a book about his activities in emergency period.