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Veteran Indian actor Vinod Khanna passes away

MUMBAI: Veteran Indian actor Vinod Khanna, 70, who was suffering serious health issue, breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai.

The actor, who has been part of several Bollywood projects, was hospitalised due to “severe dehydration” of late.

Vinod, a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Gurdaspur district of Punjab, was born on 6 October, 1946. He was seen in 141 films between 1968 and 2013.

The picture of the Bollywood star in a poor health recently went viral, what followed were the death hoax rumours. While the actor’s family chose not to speak to media about his health, the statement issued by the hospital confirmed that the actor is on a mend.

Requesting for privacy during this trying time, Vinod Khanna’s wife Kavita Khanna took to her social media and requested all the media houses to not share such images.

Khanna was also seen in lead roles in several popular films including like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar (1973 film), Jail Yatra, Imitihaan, Inkaar, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Kudrat, Dayavan, Kaarnama,Suryaa: An Awakening and Jurm.

Vinod Khanna had been recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, for suffering from acute dehydration. However, there were speculations that the yesteryear star was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Though this hasn’t been confirmed from either the hospital, or his family, wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery began pouring in from day one.

After making his debut in 1968, Khanna was first seen in small second lead roles or negative roles.

Vinod Khanna, his son Akshay Khanna pictured with late Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari, who is currently the co-chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party.

After a 5 year hiatus, he returned to the Hindi film industry to give hit films Insaaf and Satyamev Jayate.

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