Rajesh Khanna, India’s first Bollywood megastar, died after a long illness. Rajesh Khanna was 69. Here are more details from Hindu Times:

Bollywood’s original superstar Rajesh Khanna, who charmed his way into the hearts of millions of swooning women in the 1960s and 70s, died in Mumbai today. 69-year-old Khanna, who shot to superstardom with the 1969 hit Aradhana opposite Sharmila Tagore, passed away at his home, a day after being discharged from Lilawati hospital. He had been ailing since April.

Expressing shock at the the demise of Rajesh Khanna, veteran actor Hema Malini said she always hoped that he would recover.

“We always thought he would come back (from the hospital). We are in shock right now,” Hema told a TV news channel.

Here Mr. Khanna had just returned home:

Here is Khanna in one of his movies Wafaa:

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