Rajesh Khanna dead

Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away Wednesday following prolonged illness. His actor son-in-law Akshay Kumar says he has gone to a "nice and heavenly place".

Wednesday, July 18, 2012   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 56 Comments  |  9576 Views

rajesh khanna dead

Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away Wednesday following prolonged illness. His actor son-in-law Akshay Kumar says he has gone to a "nice and heavenly place".

"I regret to inform everybody my father-in-law Mr. Rajesh Khanna is no more. He has gone to a nice and heavenly place, we are happy about that. I hope everybody who is watching this can just say a small little prayer for him," Akshay told reporters here.

Kaka, as he was popularly known, is survived by wife Dimple Kapadia and daughters Twinkle and Rinke. He was 69.

He had been battling with health issues for a long time, and was admitted to the hospital in the last one month. His funeral will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The film fraternity, country's political leaders and fans remembered with great fondness the "phenomenon" that he was.

Several celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Yash Chopra, Rishi Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Anu Malik, Vindu Dara Singh, Sajid Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan turned up at the actor's Bandra residence Ashirwad.

The news of Rajesh Khanna's death came in just a week after veteran wrestler-actor Dara Singh's demise July 12.

Veteran actor Manoj Kumar told IANS on phone: "I could not believe that he is no more with us. Earlier it was Dara Singh, now it is Rajesh. I feel god is upset with the industry. Rajesh was a different personality. He made a mark for himself through his hard work."

Rajesh began his career with "Aakhri Khat" in 1966. He became a superstar like no other with his work in hits like "Aradhana", "Do Raaste", "Safar" and "Anand". He was last seen in a TV commercial for Havells fans earlier this year.


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  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 8:20pmCshafkat

    R.I.P rajesh sir...you will be missed forever...another tragic loss to indian cinema...

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  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 3:28pmEthereal-Path

    R.I.P sir.. you'll be missed ...
    Indeed another loss to film fraternity :(

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    Shaista33
  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 3:20pmsnowypatches02

    Really sad news he was a legendary actor and we are going to miss him -what a great loss. May his soul rest in peace.

  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 3:17pmMohabbateinn

    WTH is wrong with IF writers..who NAMES the article RAJESH KHANNA DEAD??? show respect man

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  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 2:53pmsamin6

    Will remember him always for his versatile smile

  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 1:25pmAnjanaRai

    RIP... R.k
    u were one of the best indian film industry actor !! u will be missed :)

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  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 1:21pmmushi13

    May his soul rest in peace!

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    Shaista33
  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 12:38pmNikhi.

    It's so sad to hear this news; he was such a legendary actor. May his sould rest in peace, and may those near and dear to him find the strength to cope with such a great loss.

  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 12:20pmVitta

    With deepest sympathy...

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    Shaista33
  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 12:17pmadoremevirgo

    RIP...our first super star...

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