A Bollywood veteran has left us with never ending memories of his impeccable performances in roles galore. He entered the film industry with antagonist roles who won our hearts and later went on to portray lead roles with equal competence to other established superstars of the golden era of Bollywood and cemented his feet for the decades to come – Vinod Khanna.
Just a few days back, a viral photo of an unrecognizable Vinod Khanna was doing the rounds, giving hints of his deteriorating health. Now, the Bollywood legend has passed away at the age of 70 at Mumbai’s HN Reliance Hospital. He was said to be suffering from cancer.
Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70 pic.twitter.com/L2uynVdECH
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 27, 2017
Vinod Khanna, a Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab, was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai. One of the most handsome actors in the industry, Vinod Khanna starred in as many as 146 films. Some of his most well received works include Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Insaaf and Amar, Akbar, Anthony. He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale (2015).
At the zenith of his successful career, Vinod Khanna decided to leave it behind to follow on the path of spirituality.
Many celebrities mourned for the huge loss, and gave their condolences on Twitter
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.
Om Shanti !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
Condolences on the passing of the legendary actor Vinod Khanna. May his soul rest in peace.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 27, 2017
Condolences to the family,relatives &fans of Vinod Khanna Ji. Not only the film industry but the entire nation lost lost a great personality
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) April 27, 2017
Extremely saddened by the news of my darling uncle Vinod Khanna ji passing away. Our condolences to his family! May his soul RIP 🙏🏼miss you
— Esha Deol (@Esha_Deol) April 27, 2017
Sad to hear about the demise of #VinodKhanna 😖❤️ Sending lots of love and prayers to his family…
— Evelyn Sharma (@evelyn_sharma) April 27, 2017
RIP #VinodKhanna sir. You were the fantasy of most women in the northern India through the 1980s. You shall be missed by one and all 🙏🏽
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) April 27, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 27, 2017
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) April 27, 2017
Will miss you Amar. RIP. pic.twitter.com/WC0zt71R4J
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
Vinod khanna is no more May the God Almighty bless his soul n peace to his family…no one can win over death…RIP #VinodKhanna Sir
— Wajid Khan (@wajidkhan7) April 27, 2017
He was married twice and is survived by his four children: sons Akshaye, Rahul and Sakhsi and daughter Shraddha. This is indeed a great loss to all of the Bollywood industry and the fans alike and will always be remembered in the roles he immortalized in the films.