Rajesh Khanna, the actor who became Bollywood’s first superstar with a string of movie hits in the seventies, died in his Mumbai home on Wednesday. He was 69. Khanna was also a former Lok Sabha MP.
His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, family sources said. The 69-year-old actor had been battling with health issues for a long time and was frequently admitted to hospital in the last few months.
Kaka, as he was popularly known, is survived by wife Dimple Kapadia and daughters Twinkle and Rinke.
Scores of worried fans gathered outside his ‘Aashirwad’ home on Carter Road in Bandra on Wednesday following the news.
The veteran actor had been battling with health issues for a long time and was frequently admitted to hospital in the last few months.
In April, he was admitted to hospital due to weakness and fatigue but was discharged in three to four days. He was again rushed to the Lilavati Hospital June 23 and discharged after being treated for two weeks.
A week later he was again taken to the hospital after he complained of weakness, but was discharged soon after.
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