Rajesh Khanna, the actor who became Bollywood’s first superstar with a string of movie hits in the seventies, died in his Mumbai home today (Wednesday). The 69-year-old actor, who had been in and out of hospital since April, was discharged from the Lilavati hospital two days back.
Khanna was also a former Lok Sabha MP. Kaka, as he was popularly known, is survived by wife Dimple Kapadia and daughters Twinkle and Rinke. Scores of fans gathered outside his ‘Aashirwad’ home on Carter Road in Bandra today following the news.
Rajesh began his career with “Aakhri Khat” in 1966. He became a superstar like know other with his work in hits like “Aradhana”, “Do Raaste”, “Safar” and “Anand”. He was last seen in a TV commercial for Havells fans earlier this year.
His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, family sources said.