Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna, who was hospitalised due to severe dehydration, took his last breath on Thursday. The actor, who was a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab, was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai on March 31.
A few days back, his son Rahul Khanna confirmed that the actor was doing much better and the doctors are looking to discharge him soon. While his fans and well-wishers took to social media and prayed for his well-being, this news comes as a shock to each one of them.
Starting his career with minor roles in 1969, the actor built up a hugely successful career. Vinod Khanna’s last Bollywood outing was Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi, which was based on the book Rajpath se Lokpath par written by Goa Governor Mridula Sinha. In a career span of 45 years, Vinod Khanna worked in more than 100 films and has given us some super hits like Mere Apne, Insaaf and Amar Akbar Anthony among others.
Not just the film fraternity, but his fans are deeply saddened by the news of his demise. The entire social media is filled with condolence messages, as we have not just lost a great actor but a great human being. Here’s what our Bollywood celebs tweeted:
RIP Vinod Khanna-ji. The world has lost another talented soul. You will live on in our memories. Our sincerest condolences to his family.
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 27, 2017
My dear friend Vinod Khanna… will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) 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
Sad to learn about the passing away of #VinodKhanna Sir,one of the most charismatic actors…truly end of an era.Condolences to the family
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 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
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) 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
the most dynamic & good looking actor, your charm worked on earth, it’ll work in heaven as well RIP #VinodKhanna
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) April 27, 2017
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) April 27, 2017
RIP vinod khanna sir…sad day..u will be missed!!
— Maniesh Paul (@ManishPaul03) April 27, 2017
Rest in peace #VinodKhanna ji. You were Amar, you are Amar will always remain Amar for all of us in our hearts.
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) April 27, 2017
Saddened to hear about the passing of #VinodKhanna one of my favorite actors and a family friend ….. immortalised forever in memory
— Ehsaan Noorani (@EhsaanNoorani) April 27, 2017
RIP Legend ..Vinod Khanna ..era ends RIP to Feroz Khan on death anniversary Both friends died on the same date …Om Shanti !!!
— Ali Asgar (@kingaliasgar) April 27, 2017
RIP Vinod Khanna Saheb. Artists never die.
— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) April 27, 2017
my dad made me see a film called PATTHAR AUR PAYAL .. i came out becoming a fan of the villain. thank you Vinod Khanna for the films..
— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) April 27, 2017
— goldie behl (@GOLDIEBEHL) April 27, 2017
Vinod khanna is no more May the God Almighty bless his soul n peace to his family…no one can win over death…RIP #VinodKhanna Sir
— Wajid Khan (@wajidkhan7) April 27, 2017
#VinodKhanna May your soul rest in peace. So sad to hear this news. X
— upen patel (@upenpatelworld) April 27, 2017
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.
Om Shanti !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
Rest in peace #VinodKhanna and thank u for the great memories.
— Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) April 27, 2017
Will miss you Amar. RIP. pic.twitter.com/WC0zt71R4J
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
They don’t make them like that anymore. RIP Vinod Sir. pic.twitter.com/u7JdCNXDgE
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 27, 2017
Remembering d glorious achievements & contribution of Vinod KhannaJI in cinema& his inspirational contribution as a human being in life RIP
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 27, 2017
Sanjay Dutt released a statement in press that read, “It is saddening to hear of the demise of Vinod Khanna ji. I have watched him as a child and throughout my life was always fascinated by his style and charisma. He was always a thorough gentleman. A big loss to the fraternity. He is and always will be family to the Dutts. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Kavita Bhabhi, Akshay, Rahul and Sakshi.”
(With inputs from IANS)