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Veteran actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna passed away earlier this morning at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai. The actor was said to be ailing with severe dehydration and advanced bladder cancer and was admitted to the Reliance Foundation Hospital on March 31, 2017. According to the hospital, the actor breathed his last at 11:20 am today (April, 27).
Ever since the news of his death broke out, people from all across the country have been writing condolence messages on Twitter. From PM Narendra Modi to cricketer Virendra Sehwag to Khanna’s colleagues from the film fraternity, everybody expressed their love and affection towards the actor.
PM Narendra Modi wrote, “Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences.”
The late actor is survived by his wife Kavita and sons – Akshaye and Rahul– and daughters – Sakshi and Shraddha.
Here’s what celebrities posted:
Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2017
A huge loss to the film industry. One of the nicest and most charming gentlemen ive had the pleasure of working with. #VinodKhanna sir, RIP.— NOOR (@sonakshisinha) April 27, 2017
Sad to hear about the demise of Vinod Sir ... Charming Charismatic and a Legendary Actor RIP #VinodKhanna Sir— Kartik Aaryan (@theaaryankartik) April 27, 2017
Deeply saddened at the passing of #VinodKhanna : spent several hours of laughter with him and he was both decent and magnanimous. RIP.— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) April 27, 2017
A superstar, a humble human who fully lived,loved and inspired . A final goodby to a fine gentleman #VinodKhanna Om Shanti— Nana Patekar (@Realnana_G) April 27, 2017
Rest in peace #VinodKhanna ji. You were Amar, you are Amar will always remain Amar for all of us in our hearts.— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) April 27, 2017
#VinodKhanna was always very poised. And had such control on screen. Had a great career. And, some stellar roles. Rest in peace, sir.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 27, 2017
End of an era! RIP #VinodKhanna ji, you have been an inspiration to generations!— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) April 27, 2017
His charisma and unmatched performances shall remain immortal. RIP #VinodKhanna Ji, you will always be in our hearts.— Daisy Shah (@ShahDaisy25) April 27, 2017
Shri #VinodKhanna ji was a great actor and a gentleman politician - will miss him— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 27, 2017
#Vinodkhanna will always remain the coolest and most good looking actor to grace the Indian screens.The industry has lost a legend today.— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 27, 2017
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji. Om Shanti !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017