Actor Rajesh Khanna has died at home in Mumbai. He was 69. He had been ill for some time.
Khanna had been hospitalized on June 23, when he was taken to Lilavati Hospital to be treated for exhaustion, and spent some days having tests. He was discharged on July 8. He had also been hospitalized for a few days in April this year.
Khanna’s ex-wife, actress Dimple Kapadia, has nursed him through his illness. They have two daughters together – Twinkle, who is expecting her second child with actor husband akshay kumar, and Rinke who is married to businessman Sameer Saran.
Rajesh Khanna was the top actor in Bollywood during the Seventies and early Eighties, and is considered to be its first real superstar. He was the star of romantic comedies and dramas such as Anand, Aradhana and Kati Patanag. He is credited with 15 consecutive hits at the box office. He won three Filmfare awards in his long career. He also held a Lok Sabha seat as a Congressman from 19992-1996.