Rajesh Khanna breathed his last Wednesday morning following a liver infection. He was 69.
The news of his death caused a frenzy among friends, fans, family members and the film fraternity, who turned up in huge numbers to pay their last respects to the star during his funeral on Thursday.
"Thank you everyone for your kindness and sympathy during our time of loss. Your thoughtfulness at this time of great sorrow is truly a comfort. Knowing you all are here helps," Akshay tweeted for all the fans, who expressed support and sympathy to the family.
Akshay is married to Rajesh Khanna's elder daughter Twinkle, who is expecting her second child. Their first child, nine-year-old son Aarav, performed the last rites of his grandfather at the Vile Parle crematorium.