Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bollywood veteran Vinod Khanna passed away.

The veteran actor turned politician Vinod Khanna, who had admitted to hospital, passed away on Thursday morning at Mumbai's HN Reliance Hospital.

According to the hospital the actor, who was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital due to the severe dehydration on 31st March, 2017, breathed last at around 11.20 am due to the advanced bladder carcinoma.

It had sparked rumours of a cancer after a photo of the 70 year old actor went viral soon after he had hospitalised to the HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Girgaum and it was being said that might be he is suffering from the bladder cancer.

But the hospital and his sons had refused to comment on the rumours of cancer and had said that the Vinod Khanna was stable and he will recover soon.

Thursday the 27th April, 2017 sent a wave of shock through the nation and the film industry as the day marked the sad demise of veteran actor turned politician Vinod Khanna.

Many of the dignitaries in film industry rescheduled and some even cancelled their commitments of important work as a mark of respect to the veteran actor.

The last rites of the Vinod Khanna held at the Worli crematorium in Mumbai at 4:30 PM onwards. A number of Bollywood celebrities like the Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Puneet Issar, Randhir Kapoor, Kabir Bedi etc, along with the Khanna's close friends and family members had attended his funeral.

Many of the celebrities expressed their condolences on the social media, who could not be by the family's side during their moments of grief.

Inspiring life of Vinod Khanna(1946-2017)
He has born in 1946 in Peshawar, British India (now in Pakistan) in a Punjabi family to the Kamla and Kishanchand Khanna, a dyes, textiles and chemicals businessman. After the partition of India they moved to Bombay.

He studied at St. Mary's School, Mumabi until the class II and then 1957 his family moved to Delhi where he studied at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. Once again family moved back to Mumbai in 1960, he has been sent to Barnes School in Deolali, near Nashik and during this period at the boarding school he watched Solva Saal and Mughal-e-Azam and then he attracted towards motion pictures. He has graduated from Sydenham College, Mumbai with a commerce degree.

He started his career in Bollywood as villain in film Man Ka Meet in 1968 directed by Adurthi Subba Rao and the Som Dutt was the hero in this film.

In 1971 Vinod Khanna married to Geetanjali and had two sons with her, Rahul Khanna and Akshaye Khanna, both later became actors.

In 1975, the actor became a disciple of Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) and in the early 1980s, moved to Rajneeshpuram, Osho's commune in the United States, for about five years. His absence from his family, who remained in India, caused the friction between the couple and due to that his marriage ended in the divorce.

Upon returning to India In 1990, he married Kavita. They have a son, Sakshi and a daughter, Shraddha.

Let's have a look at some of his best films .
— (1971) Mera Gaon Mera Desh
The film featured Dharmendra in the lead role and the Vinod Khanna as sthe villain and directed by Raj Khosla.

— (1971) Mere Apne
The film had in the lead role Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and Meena Kumari. Directed by Gulzar and was the remake of Bengali film Apanjan, the National Award winner.

— (1973) Gaddaar
Directed by Harmesh Malhotra and starred Vinod Khanna, Yogeeta Bali and Pran in the lead roles.

— (1974) Imtihan
Directed by Madan Singh and the actors are Vinod Khanna, Tanuja and Bindu.

— (1978) Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Directed by Prakash Mehra. The actors are Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Raakhee, Rekha and Amjad Khan.

— (1978) Inkaar
Directed by Raj N. Sippy, the Vinod Khanna in the lead role and besides Vidya Sinha, Shreeram Lagoo, Amjad Khan and Helen.

— (1977) Hatyara
Directed by Surendra Mohan. The film featured Pran, Moushumi Chatterjee, Vinod Khanna, Pradeep Kumar, Rakesh Roshan and Nirupa Roy.

— (1973) Kuchhe Dhaage
Directed by Raj Khosla, it starred Vinod Khanna in the lead role and the besides Moushumi Chatterjee and Kabir Bedi.

— (1977) Amar Akbar Anthony
This is the one of the best work of Vinod Khanna, directed by Manmohan Desai, the stars Vinod Khanna as 'Amar', Rishi Kapoor as 'Akbar' and Amitabh Bachchan as 'Anthony'.

— (1980) Qurbani
Directed by Feroz Khan, the film stars Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Amrish Puri and Kadar Khan.

— (1980) The Burning Train
It stars Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Parveen Babi, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra and Danny Denzongpa and directed by Ravi Chopra.

— (1981) Kudrat
The film had won the filmfare award for the best story in that year. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini in the lead roles and in supporting roles Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh and Vinod Khanna and directed by Chetan Anand.

— (1988) Dayavan
Directed by Feroz Khan and the featured starts Vinod Khanna, Feroz Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles and Aditya Pancholi in a pivotal role.

— (1989) Suryaa: An Awakening
Directed by Esmayeel Shroff and the stars Raaj Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Raj Babbar, Bhanupriya, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Alok Nath.

— (1990) Jurm
Directed by bollywood veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt and the film stars Meenakshi Sheshadri, Vinod Khanna, Sangeeta Bijlani in the lead roles.

In 1997, Vinod Khanna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. His political journey started when the NDA leader L.K. Advani announced his candidature for the first time in 1998 general elections ask him to contest from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seats. In 2002 he had been inducted into the cabinet as the Union Minister for Culture and Tourism, but after the six months, he had been moved to as the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.

He was Pulon ka Raja-the King of Bridges, recalled supporters in his constituency. The people were facing difficulty in commuting from the Gurudaspur to Mukerian, because of they had to cross the stretch of Beas River. When the Vinod Khanna had been elected for the first time in 1998, it was his persistent efforts that led to the construction of the bridges and flyovers in the Gurudaspur. He also had provided free heart surgeries for the poor patients in his constituency.

He had admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on 31st March, 2017, after the suffering from severe dehydration. The Vinod Khanna died on the Thursday 27th April 2017 in the morning and according to the hospital he was battling with advanced bladder carcinoma (bladder cancer).

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