Veteran star and politician Vinod Khanna died at 70 on Thursday. He was said to be suffering from cancer.
The actor was hospitalised in the first week of April due to severe dehydration but was later said to be stable and responding positively to treatment.
Khanna, who was a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab, was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai.
The actor, often called one of the most handsome men in the industry, featured in films like Mere Apne, Insaaf and Amar, Akbar, Anthony. He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale. He had 146 credits as an actor, according to IMDb.
Several industry figures, politicians, and admirers paid respects on Twitter
R.I.P #VinodKhanna sir. You will always be in our hearts💐— Namish Taneja (@namishtaneja) April 27, 2017
Vinod khanna is no more May the God Almighty bless his soul n peace to his family...no one can win over death...RIP #VinodKhanna Sir— Wajid Khan (@wajidkhan7) April 27, 2017
Vinod khanna sir gave heroism a whole new meaning.legend gone.may ur soul rest in peace.#VinodKhanna .🙏— Arjun Bijlani (@Thearjunbijlani) April 27, 2017
Will miss you Amar. RIP. pic.twitter.com/WC0zt71R4J— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
RIP #VinodKhanna sir. You were the fantasy of most women in the northern India through the 1980s. You shall be missed by one and all 🙏🏽— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) April 27, 2017
Sad to hear about the demise of #VinodKhanna 😖❤️ Sending lots of love and prayers to his family...— Evelyn Sharma (@evelyn_sharma) April 27, 2017
So Sad to hear the loss of #VinodKhanna Sir .. RIP ... Regrets and deep condolences to the family !— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) April 27, 2017
Sad to know that veteran actor and one of the most handsome personality in film industry #VinodKhanna is no more.May his soul rest in peace.— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) April 27, 2017
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
Om Shanti !
Very sad to know that #VinodKhanna (70) passed away due to cancer. He was hospitalised a few days back.— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) April 27, 2017