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Veteran screen actor, politician and former union minister Vinod Khanna kicked the bucket in the metropolis on weekday morning following prolonged ill health. He was 70. His observance passed off at a crematorium in Worli, Mumbai, within the evening that was attended by variety of his contemporaries, as well as Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Ranjit and lots of others
Khanna was hospitalized over a month past for cancer, however, the family then remained tight-lipped regarding his condition. In a very temporary statement, the hospital aforesaid Khanna breathed his last at eleven.20 am owing to advanced bladder malignant Neoplastic disease.
News of his death triggered AN outpouring of grief from screenland actors and a lot of fans on social media. Actor Rishi Kapoor, United Nations agency was Khanna’s co-star within the 1977’s Amar Akbar Anthony, tweeted and add for the film. ‘We will miss you, Amar. RIP,’ Kapoor aforesaid, relating Khanna’s screen name within the film.
Amitabh Bachchan reportedly rushes to Vinod Khanna’s family members when hearing the news of his death. According to reports, he was giving an interview for his upcoming film Sarkar 3.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee condoled on the demise of Khanna. And Modi tweeted- we will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader, and a wonderful human. We all are in pain by his demise, my condolences. In his condolence message, filmmaker Subhash Ghai called Khanna a real handsome man both on and off screen. He lived his life with love, dignity, and compassion for others as well as in service to his nation as an MP, Ghai said.
President Mukherjee also tweeted: Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Vinod Khanna, a highly talented and acclaimed actor and MP.
A number of political leaders expressed their condolence on Khanna’s death. Congress President Sonia Gandhi said she remembered as a “gifted actor”. Furthermore, she said, because of his simple and charismatic character, Vinodji had a rare and profound influence over the masses. She also said Vinodji dominated the silver screen with his outstanding persona.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on weekday condoled on the death of veteran screen actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna. In his message, Naidu recalled Vinod Khanna’s contributions to cinema and also the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I’m deeply saddened by the loss of an excellent film temperament and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna. I’m aghast at his untimely death. Could his soul rest in peace, Naidu said. His contribution to Indian cinema is tremendous and it’ll be terribly troublesome to fill the void caused by his untimely death, he added.
India lost a great star and a great person, it painful that the stunning star Vinod Khanna isn’t with us anymore.