Breaking: Vinod Khanna dies at 70, leaving fans bereaved

New Delhi: Veteran star Vinod Khanna breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital at the age of 70. Vinod Khanna was also an MP from Gurdaspur. The super-star of his time, reckoned only next to Amitabh Bachchan, in his days of glory, was not keeping well and was in hospital for some time now. Disturbing pictures of the star with his family had emerged on the social media, which showed him very thin and pale. 

Addressing the apprehensions of his family, the family had come forward with the statement that all was well with the actor and that his health was improving. The actor is survived by his two sons Akshay and Rahul and wife Kavita. 

The veteran actor was hospitalised earlier this month. He died on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness.
The actor was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in the first week on April after reportedly suffering from severe dehydration

According to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, 'Vinod Khanna breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma." 

In 80s he was in news as he had joined the Osho Rajneesh's commune in Pune. It was speculated that the super-star had accepted sainthood at the prime time of his career. He was away from films for a long time and then made a return to do another set of wonderful movies. 

The actor debuted in 1968 with Man Ka Meet and is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Imitihaan, Inkaar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Lahu ke Do Rang, Qurbani, Dayavaan and Jurm. He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 2015 film Dilwale. 

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