Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passed away on Thursday after battling with Cancer. Many Bollywood celebrities and politicians reached at his funeral to pay him respect. The funeral rituals were performed yesterday at Worli Crematorium at 4:30 P.M. Those who couldn’t come pay their respect to the actor on Twitter.
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Vinod Khanna was an actor turned politician. He joined politics in 1977. He was part of Bhartiya Janta Party. At the time of his death, he was the Member Of Parliament of Gurdaspur.
His death left thousands of fans in tears and many celebs and politicians were shocked as well as saddened after hearing this news. After his demise, condolences and tributes started pouring in for the actor.
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Prime minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to express his condolence over his death on Twitter.
He wrote, “Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences.”
This is what Narendra Modi tweeted
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
President Pranab Mukherjee also expressed his condolence on Twitter, “Heartfelt condolences on. the passing away of Shri Vinod Khanna, a highly talented and acclaimed actor & MP.”
Pranab Mukherjee’s Tweet
Heartfelt condolences on. the passing away of Shri Vinod Khanna, a highly talented and acclaimed actor & MP
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) April 27, 2017
BJP President Amit Shah also took to Twitter to share his condolence. He said, “Saddened by the demise of Vinod Khanna ji, I extend my deepest condolences to his family and millions of fans. He will remain in our hearts through his peerless acting and service as a Parliamentarian. May God bless the departed soul. Om Shanti Shanti.”
Amit Shah’s Tweet
He will remain in our hearts through his peerless acting and service as a Parliamentarian. May God bless the departed soul. Om Shanti Shanti
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 27, 2017
Not very long ago, his health became a matter of concern for all his fans. His pics in which the actor was looking pale and weak went viral. Vinod Khanna who was once one of the most handsome actors of the industry was looking shockingly sick. Looking at the favorite actor in this condition was heartbreaking for all his fans.
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However, his family always maintained silence on his health. They never came up in open about his health condition. Around 2 months ago he was admitted to hospital.
Even then they claimed it was dehydration. It was Vinod Khanna himself who told the media about Cancer. When he visited his constituency Gurdaspur, media asked him the reason of his absenteeism. Then he told them about his health condition.
The actor has left many people with a broken heart and moist eyes. May his soul rest in peace.