Huge star Rajesh Khanna 70 passed away on Wednesday afternoon at his residence Aashirwad in Mumbai after battling prolonged illness for a long time, posted zeenews.india.com
The actor's condition had been deteriorating since April as he lost his appetite and had complained of weakness. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital twice in the past month.
Khanna was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday but due to extreme weakness and low blood pressure, the actor was on put on the ventilator through last night until he passed away today.
Rajesh shot to stardom in the 1960s as the first 'superstar' of Indian cinema and was also a film producer and a politician.
He appeared in 163 feature films of which 128 films saw him as the lead.
He rose to stardom with his performances in films like Baharon Ke Sapne, Ittefaq and Aradhana.
RIP Rajesh Khanna!