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Vinod Khanna passed away today at the age of 70

Mumbai:27/4/17:‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ star Vinod Khanna passed away today at the age of 70. The actor was reportedly suffering from cancer. According to reports that were released earlier this month, the actor was admitted to HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai after he complained of discomfort. The veteran actor was taken to the hospital and was there for quite some time. Initially, his family refrained from speaking anything about his illness but his son, actor Rahul Khanna, finally released a statement about his father and said, “Dad was hospitalised on Friday for severe dehydration. The situation was quickly brought under control, he’s doing much better and the doctors are looking to discharge him soon. Our family is most grateful for the extraordinary care he’s been receiving at the hospital and we are touched by all the good wishes pouring in.”

The reports about Khanna being seriously ill started flying after pictures flooded social media showing him in an extremely bony condition in the hospital. The drastic change in one of the most handsome actors of his time along with the reports of cancer caused consternation to be expressed on Twitter and soon everyone was wishing him a quick recovery. However, neither the family of the actor nor the hospital confirmed the nature of the ailment.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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