Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at a hospital here this morning. He was 70.
Khanna was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital on March 31 with severe dehydration. The hospital authorities refused to share the reasons for his demise.
The actor made his acting debut in 1968 with “Man Ka Meet” and is best remembered for his performance in films like “Mere Apne”, “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Qurbani”, “Dayavaan” and “Jurm”.
Khanna, who was suffering from advanced bladder carcinoma, breathed his last at 11.20 am.
The actor, who was sitting Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab, was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai, recently .
Vinod 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.