Celebrities and politicians took to Twitter to mourn the death of veteran Bollywood star Vinod Khanna on Monday after the beloved actor succumbed to a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.
Vinod Khanna was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai on April 5, according to PTI.
The actor, who also served as a Lok Sabha MP from Gurdaspur, was known for films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Gaddar, Mere Apne and Mere Gaon, Mera Desh. The veteran actor was one of the few actors who seamlessly transitioned from villainous roles to playing the hero.
Vinod starred alongside some of old Bollywoodâ€™s biggest names, including Amitabh Bachchan, Meena Kumari, Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Dharmendra.
Unbelievable loss!!Heartfelt condolences to the family on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.â€” Manisha Koirala (@mkoirala) April 27, 2017
Will miss you Amar. RIP. pic.twitter.com/WC0zt71R4Jâ€” Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) 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. 1/2â€” Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 27, 2017
RIP Vinod Khanna. The last of the great Bollywood stars. A superb actor. And fine man.â€” Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) April 27, 2017
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.
Om Shanti !â€” Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
Condolences on sad demise of veteran actor & BJP MP Shri #VinodKhanna ji, may God render peace to the departed soul & solace to his family.â€” Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 27, 2017
Rest in peace #VinodKhanna and thank u for the great memories.â€” Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) April 27, 2017