Veteran Bollywood actor and a sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Gurudaspur, Vinod Khanna, 70, breathed his last in Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Thursday morning.
In the statement issued to the press from the hospital administration, the authorities informed, “Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Mr. Vinod Khanna, who was admitted, to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital breathed his last at 11.20 am, due to advanced bladder carcinoma.”
Sources say, actor Vinod Khanna, was hospitalised in April first week, due to severe dehydration but was later said to be stable and responding positively to treatment.
“Doctors and family were expecting a recovery, but somehow the condition escalated and he succumbed today,” said a hospital source.
A photo of Vinod Khanna, with his son and wife went viral, during his stay at the hospital. Khanna look weak and frail in the photo which his many fans getting concerned for his health.
As Vinod Khanna’s death news was officially announced by hospital, Veteran singer Asha Bhosle tweeted, “Very sad to hear about Vinod Khannaji. A decent man and a star till the very end. My condolences to his family.”
Twitter flooded with tribute to the legendary actor
Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2017
Apni shaili ke behtareen kalakar Vinod Khanna ji aaj hamre bich nahi rahe. Mujhe is baat ka (cont) https://t.co/k8l1jfpHhW
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 27, 2017
Will miss you Amar. RIP. pic.twitter.com/WC0zt71R4J
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) 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.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 27, 2017
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) April 27, 2017
My condolences to his loved ones and prayers so that his soul rests in peace. Vinod ji will truly be missed. Om Shanti !
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) April 27, 2017
Sad to learn about the passing away of #VinodKhanna Sir,one of the most charismatic actors…truly end of an era.Condolences to the family🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 27, 2017
#Vinodkhanna will always remain the coolest and most good looking actor to grace the Indian screens.The industry has lost a legend today.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 27, 2017
His screen presence is unparalleled even today…his super star swag is what we grew up on….RIP #VinodKhanna …thoughts and prayers….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) April 27, 2017
My dear friend Vinod Khanna… will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) April 27, 2017