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Veteran romance star Rajesh Khanna no more

IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, July 18, 2012]

Bollywood's superstar and former romance icon of 70s Rajesh Khanna has passed away today. The veteran actor was admitted in hospital frequently past few months due to his ailing health. It was only couple of days ago, that Khanna was brought back to his home from Leelavati Hospital (Mumbai) after getting treated for low blood pressure.
Rajesh Khanna, 69, left for heavenly abode amidst the presence of his ex-wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Rinkie and Twinkle, son-in-law Akshay Kumar and other family members.
According to Akshay, the funeral will be held tomorrow (Thursday).
It was only this month that B-town lost another veteran actor and eminent wrestler Dara Singh, who is known for his Hanuman role in TV serial 'Ramayan'.
Known as India's first superstar, Rajesh Khanna was said to be one of the highest paid actors of seventies and has an outstanding record of having consecutive solo super hits. While he debuted in cine world with 'Aakhri Khat', Rajesh Khanna's filmography shines with successful movies like 'Aradhana', 'Amar Prem', 'Anand', 'Prem Kahani', 'Kati Patang' and 'Do Raaste' among others. Not only performances, his films also remembered for having remarkable, melodies songs.
Kaka (as he is popularly called) is noted for his typical style, mannerism and smile which have been aped by one and all, actors and movie buffs alike.
While Indian cinema will be down, mourning over the demise of such a legendary star, one can only imagine Rajesh Khanna saying his famous 'Amar Prem' dialogue - "Rupa aaee Rupa, I hate tears, re"
May his soul rest in peace...

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