The name Rajesh Khanna needs no introduction in the Bollywood film fraternity. Hailed as the first superstar of Indian film Industry, the gem of Bollywood breathed his last on July 18 at his Mumbai residence. Rajesh Khanna was 69 years by age and was recently admitted to a hospital due to some kidney ailment.
Survived by an estranged wife Dimple Kapadia and his two daughters Twinkle and Rinki, he was the father-in-law of Bollywood heartthrob Akshay Kumar. Rajesh Khanna was admitted to a hospital last week suffering from low blood pressure. However, he was discharged this Tuesday. All seemed to be well with the veteran actor when he suddenly breathed his last today.
His last rites will be this Thursday. Needless to state the entire Bollywood fraternity will be upset at the sad demise of the multi-faceted superstar.
Tweets started flowing in the moment the news of this upsetting event spread across.
“It is a terrible day for the industry and all of us,” actress Saira Banu said.
Sharmila Tagore said, “He was an amazing actor.”
Actress Neha Dhupia tweeted, “RIP Rajesh khanna Saab … U , ur stardom, ur magic will live forever!” (sic)
RIP the gem of Indian Film Industry. You will live forever in our hearts.