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Posted at: Apr 29, 2017, 12:41 AM; last updated: Apr 29, 2017, 12:41 AM (IST)

Ruk jaana nahi, tu kahin haar ke…

Industry has lost a legend. Celebrities mourn Vinod Khanna’s death
Ruk jaana nahi, tu kahin haar ke…

A string of celebrities like Rajinikanth, Asha Bhosle, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Shatrughan Sinha have paid tributes to veteran movie actor-politician Vinod Khanna, who died in Mumbai on Thursday due to prolonged illness.

He was hospitalised since over a month for bladder cancer. He was 70 and is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. 

Khanna was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in the first week of April after, reportedly suffering from severe dehydration.

The actor was the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of the Lok Sabha from Punjab’s Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab.

The B-town took to social media to share their grief: 

Rajinikanth: My dear friend Vinod Khanna...Will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

Asha Bhosle: Very sad to hear about Vinod Khannaji. A decent man and a star till the very end. My condolences to his family.

Rishi Kapoor: Will miss you Amar ( his character name from the film ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’). RIP...Remembering the good times with you, Vinod. Thank you for being my friend.

Anupam Kher: Vinod Khanna ji had a magnetic charm and persona. Both on and off screen. He was kind, affectionate and helpful. Loved his panther like walk.

Karan Johar: His screen presence is unparalleled even today...his super star swag is what we grew up on....RIP Vinod Khanna...thoughts and prayers.

Shatrughan Sinha: Vinod Khanna, truly Mere Apne, one of my most admired and loved personalities, the supremely handsome and talented superstar is no more. Right from films to politics, Vinod Khanna and I sailed together and he leaves behind an entire generation & more of fans, admirers…

Akshay Kumar: Sad to learn about the passing away of Vinod Khanna Sir, one of the most charismatic actors...truly end of an era. Condolences to the family 

Amjad Ali Khan: Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of Vinod Khanna one of the most charismatic actors of our times. Condolences to the family.    —IANS


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