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.