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India and Bollywood mourns Rajesh Khanna’s death

The actor, considered one of the first superstars in Bollywood, gave the industry a crash course in romance, they said

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  • Published: 00:00 July 19, 2012
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Minutes after the death of Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna went public, Bollywood stars, joined by the Indian Prime Minister, took to Twitter to express their condolences. A round up of the tweets:



To live with intention & walk to the edge. Play with abandon, choose with no regret. Smile & made us do the same.Sir,u defined our era.RIP


Karan Johar‏


the magic...the mannerism...the mania of RAJESH KHANNA is inscribed in every archive of indian cinema...forever....RIP SIR!!!


Shahid Kapoor

@shahidkapoor: RIP to the 1st king of romance ...... Rajesh khanna ......


Anupam Kher‏


Rajesh Khanna gave us a crash course in Romance. He introduced us to a special twinkle in the eye that made us feel good about ourselves.RIP


Madhur Bhandarkar

@mbhandarkar268: The epitome of superstardom is no more amongst us. There was none, there is none & there won’t be any like you kakaji. You will be missed.


Mahesh Bhatt‏@MaheshNBhatt

When we lose a loved one, something within us dies. Our generation loved Rajesh Khanna. Today a bit if us dies with this enigmatic star.


Shilpa Shetty:


Jus heard the sad news,heartfelt condolences & prayers 2 the family 2 cope with this irreparable loss,R.I.P Rajesh Khanna,a Superstar always


Ali Zafar

@AliZafarsays: Rajesh Khanna- R.I.P. So many fond memories from his movies and songs.


Divya Dutta

@divyadutta25: Rip rajesh khanna! t very endearing superstar of indian cinema who brought romance a new meaning on screen!ull b terribly missed kaka ji


kunal kohli‏

@kunalkohli: The word SuperStar was used first for Rajesh Khanna.His style.His Ada.His charm.His smile.His songs.His films. He.Will always live on


Farah Khan‏


Just hrd the saddest news.the 1st Superstar of india is no more.bt the legend that was Rajesh khanna will live eternally thru his films.


Tusshar ‏Kapoor


Rajesh Khanna ji, our 1st superstar is no more! I worked with him in kyaa dil ne kaha & learnt a lot just talking to him! May his soul RIP!


Azmi shabana

@AzmiShabana: I have seen old women embrace him with tears in their eyes and young girls actually swoon in his presence.hysterical and manic. Rajesh K


Shekhar Kapur

@shekharkapur: @AzmiShabana I remember.It was called ‘Rajesh Khanna Hysteria’. This was not just stardom.It was hope.


Manish Malhotra

@ManishMalhotra1: His iconic stlye:Belts over his kurta collared shirts: scarf around his neck:slip on shoes:


Bipasha Basu‏

@bipsluvurself: Loss of a Superstar!Iconic Actor!RIP Rajesh Khanna!


Dr Manmohan Singh‏

@PMOIndia: PM: I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and countless fans and admirers of Shri Rajesh Khanna.





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