Within a week after legend actor Dara Singh’s demise Indian super star Rajesh Khanna has passed away on July 18, 2012. Born on 29 December 1942, Rajesh was the first superstar in the Indian movie industry. The 70 year-old actor died on Wednesday afternoon in his residence Aashirwad, Mumbai. Rajesh Khanna shot to stardom in the 1960s, was declared the ‘superstar’ of Indian cinema.
Rajesh Khanna had been battling prolonged illness and finally had to bow down to it. The actor’s condition had been deteriorating since April when he stopped eating and complained of weakness. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital twice in the past month.
The actor was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. Due to extreme weakness and low blood pressure, the actor was on ventilator until his death.
At the time of his death his wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Rinkie and Twinkle, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, grand children were present by his side.
Rest in Peace Rajesh Khanna!