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RIP, Rajesh Khanna

The original Bollywood superstar, Rajesh Khanna, who passed away last July 18, has had the last rites performed today at Pawan Hans Crematorium in Mumbai’s Vile Parle area where son-in-law Akshay Kumar and his son lit they pyre.

Rajesh Khanna

Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna or Kaka to his fans, who shot to superstardom with the 1969 hit Aradhana opposite Sharmila Tagore, passed away at his home, two days after being discharged from Lilawati hospital. He had been ailing since April. Fans, actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif as well as top government officials had paid their respects to the man who was considered one of the pillars of the Bollywood film industry.

Mr Khanna’s final words were “time up ho gaya, pack up.”

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