Veteran actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70

April 27, 2017

Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna died on Thursday in a Mumbai hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 70.
The actor, who had been suffering from cancer, was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai, recently.
Khanna had starred in more than 100 films in a career spanning over five decades. In the 1980s, at the peak of his career, he quit films to join Osho’s ashram. At the time, Osho called himself Rajneesh.
The actor, who started off as a villain, went on to star as a leading man in dozens of films including ‘Mere Apne’, ‘Insaaf’ and ‘Amar, Akbar, Anthony’.
Vinod Khanna was the parliamentarian from Gurdaspur in Punjab, a seat he won several times on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. He also served as the union minister for culture and tourism and minister of state for external affairs, reports NDTV.
Vinod was married twice. He has two sons, Rahul and Akshaye, with first wife Geetanjali, and a son and daughter with second wife Kavita, who survives him.

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