Last rites of Vinod Khanna performed in Mumbai

| Updated: Apr 28, 2017 00:08 IST

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): The last rites of Bollywood's veteran actor Vinod Khanna, who passed away at the age of 70 due to cancer, were performed at Worli crematorium in Mumbai. Entire film fraternity was present, including Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Ramesh Sippy and Abhishek Bachchan. The 'Mere Apne' star was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on March 31 with complications arising out of severe dehydration. Bollywood's heartthrob, best known for his roles in the films such as 'Amar Akbar Anthony,' 'Qurbaani' and 'Insaaf' - died of cancer at a hospital here on Thrusday morning. He was born on October 6, 1946 and was seen in 141 films as one of the most prominent and celebrated stars of Bollywood. In 1982, at the peak of his career, the actor briefly quit the industry to follow spiritual Guru Osho Rajneesh. Khanna joined politics in the year 1997 and also became the union minister of external affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Khanna was also a sitting BJP MP from Punjab's Gurdaspur district. His sons Akshay and Rahul also had prominent Bollywood careers and his youngest son, Sakshi Khanna is on the brink of his Bollywood debut.(ANI)

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