One of Hindi filmdom's favourite stars, Vinod Khanna, breathed his last on Thursday in Mumbai. He was reportedly suffering from bladder cancer.
Having arrived on the scene in the late 1960s, Khanna soon made his a mark in the film industry, featuring in iconic films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, The Burning Train, Qurbani, and Mere Apne. He acted in a total of 146 movies and won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Haath Ki Safai in 1975.
Khanna was also the sitting Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab.
Many prominent industry figures paid their respects to the "most handsome" actor on Twitter.
Remembering the good times with you,Vinod. Thank you for being my friend. pic.twitter.com/hvZoYeQMEF— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) 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
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
Johar, who has also produced the upcoming 'Baahubali: The Conclusion', said that the film's team had decided to cancel the premiere which was to be held on Thursday evening.
As a mark of respect to our beloved Vinod Khanna the entire team of Baahubali has decided to cancel the premiere tonight...— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017
My dear friend Vinod Khanna... will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) 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
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
Other notable personalities also took to the platform to mourn his death.
Heartfelt condolences on. the passing away of Shri Vinod Khanna, a highly talented and acclaimed actor & MP— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) April 27, 2017
Shri Vinod Khanna had an illustrious career in films and politics. He carved a special place in the hearts of millions of Indians. 1/2— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 27, 2017
In Vinod Khanna ji,we have not only lost an actor par excellence but an outstanding politician, an irreparable loss for Indian cinema & BJP.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 27, 2017
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
Om Shanti !
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