Vinod Khanna dies aged 70

Veteran Bollywood actor died at age of 70 after suffering from cancer.

Vinod Khana played 'Amar' in blockbuster Amar Akbar AntonyKhanna, who starred in Amar Akbar Anthony and The Burning Train had been undergoing treatment for cancer in Mumbai and was admitted into HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre  in Girgaoni couple of days back.

A frail figure of the macho star of yesteryearsA recent picture  showing a frail figure, rather surprised the fans of this once macho idol.

Born on 6 October, 1946 Khana made his first debut in 1968. After a decade’s lull, he played lead roles in hit films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Imitihaan, Inkaar, Kuchhe Dhaage, Qurbani, An Awakening and Jurm.

Khanna briefly abandoned films to follow Osho.1982, at peak of his career, Khanna swapped films for spiritualism to follow  Osho Rajneesh for a brief period.

He returned soon enough and grabbed limelight with Insaaf and Satyameva Jayathe .

In 1997, Khanna turned to politics in 1997 and was elected MP on a BJP ticket from Gurdasur next year.  Late in 2002 he served as Union Minister for Culture and Tourism in the Aatal Bihari Vajpayee govt. Khanna lost the 2009 election but was voted back from Gurdaspur in 2014.

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