The loss of the veteran actor is deeply mourned by celebrities across fraternities.
Modi, Rajinikanth, Rishi, other actors, ministers, cricketers mourn Vinod Khanna's death
27 Apr 2017 14:45 IST
The film fraternity and movie fans were in for a rude shock this morning, as the news of the death of actor Vinod Khanna broke. The versatile actor took his last breath at HN Reliance Fundation and Research Hospital in Mumbai. He was suffering from advanced bladder carcinoma (cancer) and was admitted to the hospital three weeks ago.
Although his son Rahul Khanna had then said that his father is only suffering from dehydration, the picture of the veteran actor in a frail state that went viral told another tale.
A large number of film fraternity members, including Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Shatrughan Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee, Varun Dhawan, Vivek Oberoi and Ritesh Sidhwani, among others, expressed their grief and spoke of Khanna's films and onscreen presence.
Khanna had also been the Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). His death is also mourned by his colleagues from the party including, Union minister for urban development, M Venkaiah Naidu and minister of finance, defence and corporate affairs, Arun Jaitley. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. "Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences," he wrote.
His colleague, Rishi Kapoor, who had worked with Khanna in films like Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Chandni (1989), among others, posted a picture from Chandni and wrote, "Remembering the good times with you,Vinod. Thank you for being my friend."
Naidu had high hopes for Khanna’s complete recovery. Speaking to a news agency, he said, “We were hoping he will recover and again join us, [the] film industry lost good actor, [the] party lost [a] good parliamentarian.”
Ex-Indian cricketers like Virendra Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh also shared condolence messages for the actor.
Here's how industry is reacting to Khanna demise:
Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2017
Remembering the good times with you,Vinod. Thank you for being my friend. pic.twitter.com/hvZoYeQMEF— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
My dear friend Vinod Khanna... will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) April 27, 2017
Sad to learn about the passing away of #VinodKhanna Sir,one of the most charismatic actors...truly end of an era.Condolences to the familyðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ»— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 27, 2017
His screen presence is unparalleled even today...his super star swag is what we grew up on....RIP #VinodKhanna ...thoughts and prayers....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017
#Vinodkhanna will always remain the coolest and most good looking actor to grace the Indian screens.The industry has lost a legend today.— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) 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 ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ½— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) April 27, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing away of the most handsome charming & talented #VinodKhanna. You will always be remembered sir. RIP— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) April 27, 2017
RIP. #VinodKhanna— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) April 27, 2017
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
Om Shanti !
Vinod Khanna, truly "Mere Apne", one of my most admired and loved personalities, the supremely handsome & talented superstar is no more..1>2— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 27, 2017
Right from films to politics, Vinod Khanna & I sailed together and he leaves behind an entire generation & more of fans, admirers...2>3— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 27, 2017
..friends, well wishers & loved ones grieving after him. May his noble soul find solace in the land of the almighty. Love you, miss you..3>4— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 27, 2017
My prayers and heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and his family. Very sad day for all of us. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 27, 2017
An amazing actor #VinodKhanna leaves us. May his soul rest in peaceðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Condolences to his family.— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 27, 2017
The legendary #VinodKhanna ji RIP— Tulsi Kumar (@TulsikumarTK) April 27, 2017
Pained by the sad demise of #VinodKhanna, my colleague in NDA-1 govt, a legendary actor & MP. My condolences to his family. May his soul RIP— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) April 27, 2017
Condolences on sad demise of veteran actor & BJP MP Shri #VinodKhanna ji, may God render peace to the departed soul & solace to his family.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 27, 2017