Bollywood veteran actor Vinod Khanna passed away at the age 70 on Today(27th April 2017) morning. The actor, who was suffering from advanced bladder carcinoma, breathed his last at 11.20 am.
The popular actor was hospitalized in HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Girgaum on March 31 after complaining of severe dehydration.
The actor was survived by his wife Kavita Khanna, sons Rahul, Akshaye and Sakshi, and daughter Shraddha Khanna.
Vinod Khanna born on October 6, 1946. Having made his Bollywood debut with Mann Ka Meet in 1968, Khanna was best known for his films like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Qurbani’ and ‘Achana.
Mr Khanna acted in several top Bolywood hits in the 70s and 80s such as Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar (1973 film), Jail Yatra, Imitihaan, Inkaar, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony alongside Amitabh Bachan and Rishi Kapoor, Rajput, Qurbani, Kudrat, Dayavan, Kaarnama,Suryaa: An Awakening, Jurm and many others.
He went on to win numerous awards, including the Filmfare award for best supporting actor for Haath ki Safaai and in 1999, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and again in 2007 he won a lifetime achievement award at the Zee Cine Awards. He was seen in more than 100 films between 1968 and 2015.
He was last seen in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Dilwale’ in 2015.
In 1997 Khanna joined the current ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and got elected from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab in the Lok Sabha polls. He was elected four times from his constituency in the northern state of Punjab.
His death is a huge loss to the industry. He will be immortal always. May his soul rest in peace.