Posted on 22.7.12 by admin
The last rites of Rajesh Khanna were performed by his grandson Aarav at the Vile Parle crematorium Thursday with family
The last rites of Rajesh Khanna were performed by his grandson Aarav at the Vile Parle crematorium Thursday with family, friends and fans bidding the superstar a tearful adieuajesh Khanna's nine-year-old grandson thrust a torch into the pyre with the help of his actor-father Akshay Kumar, who is married to Rajesh Khanna's elder daughter Twinkle, and the body of the superstar, who became heartthrob of millions since attaining stardom in 1969, was engulfed in flames.The actor, fondly called Kaka by his family and friends, passed away Wednesday morning following a liver infection. He was 69.His last journey generated the same frenzy that he did when he attained stardom in the 1970s.
The legend's final journey started around 10 a.m. from his residence Aashirwad in Bandra. His body, in a transparent casket, was placed on a mini-truck decorated with white flowers and the crowd moved along with it.
Thousands, including the superstar's fans, friends, family and film fraternity members gathered to say a tearful goodbye to Rajesh Khanna, signifying the loss of a great star.