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Rajesh Khanna, Bollywood actor, once the heartthrob of millions, 'the Superstar' dies
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Agencies : New Delhi, Wed Jul 18 2012, 14:00 hrs
Bollywood's original superstar Rajesh Khanna, who charmed his way into the hearts of millions of swooning women in the 1960s and 70s, died on Wednesday. 69-year-old Khanna, who shot to superstardom with the 1969 hit 'Aradhana' opposite Sharmila Tagore, passed away at his home, two days after being discharged from Lilavati hospital. He had been ailing since April.
Though a romantic hero, Rajesh Khanna essayed a variety of roles with ease in his illustrious career spanning four decades. His portrayal as a cancer patient in the Hrishikesh Mukherjee-film 'Anand'(1971) in which he got the better of Amitabh Bachchan left many teary eyed. Nicknamed “Kaka” by his adoring fans, he is survived by estranged actress wife Dimple Kapadia and daughters Twinkle and Rinkie, all of whom were by his side when his end came.
Rajesh Khanna's family as also Lilawati Hospital authorities were tightlipped about the nature of the actor's illness. “We cannot tell you about the nature of Khanna's illness....Please get in touch with his family,” a spokesman for Lilawati who identified himself only as Dr Trivedi said.
Vijay. Prem Chopra and film maker Sahid Khan visited Khanna's home to pay homage to the actor...” his actor son-in-law Akshay Kumar told waiting reporters and fans outside 'Ashirwad'..com/news/rajesh-khanna-bollywood-actor-once-the-heartthrob-o. Rajesh Khanna dies in Mumbai Critics won't like KSKHH: Director Sachin Yardi
the media since his illness.” The news of Rajesh Khanna's death this afternoon spread like wildfire and hundreds of teary-eyed fans descended at his bungalow 'Ashirwad' in Bandra. the cremation will take place tomorrow.. Bollywood actor. He has gone to a nice and heavenly place.indianexpress. a close friend of Rajesh Khanna who had been interacting with
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. Several Bollywood celebrities including actors Rishi Kapoor. I am happy that he has gone there and hope that everyone will pray for him. “Kaka's food intake had gone down over the last few days making him very weak. 'the Superstar' dies . recently appeared for a film advertisment of a well known brand of fan.In.
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http://www. Picture Gallery: RIP Rajesh Khanna During his illustrious career Khanna gave 15 consecutive solo superhits between 1969 and 1972 including 'Aradhana'. once the heartthrob of millions.
. Condoling his demise. By the late 80s his charm at the box office had waned but it did not affect his personal charisma. it was 'Aradhana' in 1969 opposite Sharmila that catapulted him to superstardom overnight. Page 3 of 5
He carved a niche for himself in Bollywood dominated in those days by the troika of Dilip Kumar. ministers condole Rajesh Khanna's demise Congress president Sonia Gandhi has expressed deep sorrow and grief at the demise of Rajesh Khanna. Language was no barrier. He held a Lok Sabha seat from New Delhi constituency as a Congressman from 1992 to 1996. “Rajesh Khanna was fighting the illness and I am so sorry that we lost him. covered his car with kisses leaving lipstick marks. Female fans lined the streets he took. so was his fall from stardom. However. Bollywood actor. split with her in 1984 but the couple never divorced.com/news/rajesh-khanna-bollywood-actor-once-the-heartthrob-o. Soni said her ministry was in touch with him for doing a retrospective on Rajesh Khanna. Union Minister for Information and
Broadcasting Ambika Soni said Khanna will forever remain the super hero of Indian film industry.. The commercial success of Rajesh Khanna's films declined during 1976 -78. “It is with great sadness that I pay my respects to the memory of Rajesh Khanna.
http://www. His films were seen all over the country. Rajesh Khanna's disarming smile and twinkling eyes made him the darling of millions. 'Dard'. 7/18/2012
. 'Avtaar' and 'Agar Tum Na Hote'. The actor.” he said in his condolence message. Plans by her I&B Ministry to hold a retrospective of Rajesh Khanna in the presence of the superstar have failed due to his sudden demise. If Khanna's rise to fame was meteoric. Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor and the likes of Shammi Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has also condoled the death of Rajesh Khanna.” said Soni. She expressed her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. 'Phir Wohi Raat'. 'Dhanwan'. Kapadia was constantly at Khanna's side during his illness. who married Dimple Kapadia..Rajesh Khanna. “I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and countless fans and admirers of Shri Rajesh Khanna. 'the Superstar' dies . After 1978. He has been such a living force in the film world and has left such a long and rich legacy of film tradition. married his photographs and wrote love letters to him in blood while young men would sport his hairstyle. He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Khanna starred in critically acclaimed films such as 'Amado'. whom she hailed as a legendary actor. Khanna won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for it 14 times.. but said the actor could not confirm the dates due to his illness. PM condoles Rajesh Khanna's death Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the death of yesteryear Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna. Forever he will be a super hero of the Indian film world. in 1973. 15 years younger to him. Sonia Gandhi.In.indianexpress. once the heartthrob of millions.
His smiling face is still fresh in my mind.com/news/rajesh-khanna-bollywood-actor-once-the-heartthrob-o. Congress MP Priya Dutt described Rajesh Khanna's death as unfortunate as she was following the progress of his health for sometime now. Rajesh Khanna was a symbol of romance: Mamata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Rajesh Khanna was a symbol of romance and with his death the film world has lost a “pole star”.In. stardom and popularity that Rajesh Khnna enjoyed. 7/18/2012
.” she added. We were in touch with him but since he was in and out of the hospital.. while offering his condolences to the bereaved family. Page 4 of 5
“My ministry has been wanting to organise a retrospective and were asking him for dates of August 17 and 18. the chief minister said. he could not confirm the dates with us. The country and the world will remember him forever. We used to gossip in the Central Hall of Parliament. once the heartthrob of millions. Soni further said... “Rajesh Khanna was always a symbol of romance.” said Soni. she said.Rajesh Khanna. “His contribution in this industry can never be forgotten. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla said Khanna was not only a superstar in films.” Mamata said while paying tribute to the Hindi films' first superstar whom.” she said.
http://www. “I can just say that Rajesh Khanna has been a legend. 'the Superstar' dies .. No one can replace him. “I had known him personally. The chief minister said. “I had once invited him for a Trinamool Congress party rally in Kolkata. “He gave Indian cinema a whiff of fresh air by projecting the essence of goodness and romance in the characters he portrayed. May his soul rest in peace. He was the original superstar for us. a concept which was unknown till then..as a superstar. Soni also said the charismatic and popular actor's era had ushered in the concept of superstardom in the Indian cinema..” said Abdullah..” Reflecting on Rajesh Khanna's lighter side. the Indian film Industry has lost one of its iconic personalities who gave a new identity to the male protagonist in films. We lost a big pole star in the film world today. I think the word superstar began with him.” Recalling the days when the Bollywood superstar was an MP. His films provided melodious music and haunting melodies which became a part of generational change of the 70s. It's a very sad day and his demise is a colossal loss for the Indian cinema. His era initiated the wave of super-stardom in the Indian film industry.. who said she has grown seeing his films. “Very few actors can match the charisma. but as an MP was also popular among the lawmakers. she knew personally. “Rajesh Khanna was a legend and his acting has delighted cinema-lovers across many generations. In Rajesh Khanna. His smiling face and the ability to connect with people at ease had made him popular.. He had told me in a lighter vein 'I would go well-dressed'.” said Dutt.indianexpress. Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah has also condoled Rajesh Khanna's death and said he was not only a great actor but also an MP.. Mamata said. Bollywood actor. He will always live on like that.
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The chief minister conveyed her deep condolence to Dimple Kapadia and other members in Rajesh Khanna's family.
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