The demise of veteran actor, producer and Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna has left the entire nation in shock. Known as one of the most handsome lead actor in Bollywood industry, Vinod Khanna started his career in small time roles, mostly negative. With time, he went on to bag meaty roles in prominent films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Qurbani and more lately Dilwale.
Vinod Khanna was 70 and he lost the battle to bladder cancer. In his long Bollywood career, he worked in more than 100 films and was an active politician and Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur.
Vinod Khanna received the Filmfare award in the best supporting actor category for Haath Ki Safaai, and in 1999 he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and again in 2007 he won a lifetime achievement award at the Zee Cine Awards.
By the last of 2016, the country received news of his deteriorating health and he was kept away from public interaction. He was surrounded by all his children and wife Kavita when he breathed his last.
Khurki extends deep condolences and is moved by the personality Vinod Khanna was. May his soul rest in peace.
Celebrities pour out their prayerful wishes on the loss:
Heartfelt condolences on. the passing away of Shri Vinod Khanna, a highly talented and acclaimed actor & MP
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) April 27, 2017
Will miss you Amar. RIP. pic.twitter.com/WC0zt71R4J
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
My dear friend Vinod Khanna… will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) April 27, 2017
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) 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
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 27, 2017
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
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
My memory of Vinod Khanna – him and Kavita singing Aaj jaane ki zid na karo at a party. He was warm, smiling and so handsome. RIP
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) April 27, 2017
A huge loss to the film industry. One of the nicest and most charming gentlemen ive had the pleasure of working with. #VinodKhanna sir, RIP.
— NOOR (@sonakshisinha) April 27, 2017