Vinod Khanna: Indian sports stars pay tribute to the Bollywood icon
Vinod Khanna died after suffering from bladder cancer and former and current Indian sportspersons -- from India cricket team coach Anil Kumble to cricketers Harbhajan Singh and badminton player Jwala Gutta paid tribute to the Bollywood starUpdated: Apr 27, 2017 15:46 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Top sports stars of the country took to Twitter to pay their respects to the 70-year-old actor, who was suffering from bladder cancer.
India cricket team coach Anil Kumble tweeted he was one of the finest actors in Bollywood. “A great artist #VinodKhanna leaves us. He will be remembered as one of the finest actors in Bollywood.”
A great artist #VinodKhanna leaves us. He will be remembered as one of the finest actors in Bollywood.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 27, 2017
Badminton player Jwala Gutta spoke about his debonair looks in her tweet. “The most handsome dashing actor of his time!! RIP #VinodKhanna. U will be missed.”
The most handsome dashing actor of his time!! RIP #VinodKhanna— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) April 27, 2017
U will be missed 😞💔
A huge cricket fan, he witnessed India lifting the 2011 World Cup by beating Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He used to play in many celebrity matches.
A few weeks ago, the actor’s pictures, in which he looked frail, went viral on social media and his family requested that they be given privacy.
The official statement from the hospital stated: 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.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag described him as charismatic. “Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji. Om Shanti!,” read his tweet.
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
Om Shanti !
Mohammad Kaif posted an undated picture with the actor on a flight with a caption: “Unbelievable loss. Deepest condolences on the passing away of a wonderful man and such a jubilant being #VinodKhanna ji. RIP.”
Many, including Harbhajan Singh and Shikhar Dhawan, tweeted out their condolence messages.
An amazing actor #VinodKhanna leaves us. May his soul rest in peace🙏🙏 Condolences to his family.— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 27, 2017
Condolences on the passing of the legendary actor Vinod Khanna. May his soul rest in peace.— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 27, 2017
First Published: Apr 27, 2017 15:43 IST