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:
SHAH RUKH KHAN@iamsrk
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
the magic...the mannerism...the mania of RAJESH KHANNA is inscribed in every archive of indian cinema...forever....RIP SIR!!!
@shahidkapoor: RIP to the 1st king of romance ...... Rajesh khanna ......
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
@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.
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.
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
@AliZafarsays: Rajesh Khanna- R.I.P. So many fond memories from his movies and songs.
@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
@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
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.
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!
@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
@shekharkapur: @AzmiShabana I remember.It was called ‘Rajesh Khanna Hysteria’. This was not just stardom.It was hope.
@ManishMalhotra1: His iconic stlye:Belts over his kurta collared shirts: scarf around his neck:slip on shoes:
@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.