Actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70, was battling Cancer for years


The heartthrob of millions of fans across the globe, Actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70, was battling Cancer for years. The Actor, Politician died this morning (27th April 2016) at H N Reliance Hospital in Mumbai. He was suffering from advance stage of bladder cancer.

He was hospitalized a few weeks ago due to severe dehydration. “Doctors and family were expecting a recovery but somehow his condition escalated and he succumbed today afternoon,” a hospital source said. A statement issued by the Hospital said “Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Mr. Vinod Khanna, who was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma.”

His fans had reacted with sympathy and shock to his recent photograph, clicked in the hospital,  which was leaked on social media. He looked frail and haggard.

Soon after the news of his death spread like wildfire, his friends, co-actors, acquaintances across film industry, political circle started reaching his home to pay their last respects. Heavy police security was arranged due to visit of many VIPs and celebrities.

Tributes to the veteran actor started pouring on Social Media. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi also tweeted “Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences.”

Filmmaker Karan Johan, as a respect for Actor Vinod Khanna, cancelled the premiere of movie Baahubali:The Conclusion. He also tweeted “His screen presence is unparalleled even today…his super star swag is what we grew up on….RIP #VinodKhanna …thoughts and prayers….”.

Rishi Kapoor, Rajnikanth, Hema Malini, Rajnath Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Mahesh Bhatt, Rajamouli SS…..people sharing their grief on social media….the list is endless.

May his soul rest in peace. May God give strength to his family to bear this loss.

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