DHAKA: Bollywood’s ‘first superstar’ Rajesh Khanna has died, his family has said.
The actor, 69, had been ill for some time and was in and out of hospital in recent weeks. He was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Monday, BBC reports Tuesday.
Khanna made his name playing the romantic lead in a string of films which were massive hits in the 1960s and 1970s.
The actor starred in more than 160 films, including hits such as Kati Patang, Aaradhana, Anand and Amar Prem.
He had a huge following and was mobbed by fans whenever he appeared in public.
The cause of his health problems was unclear.
BDST: 1449 HRS, JUL 18, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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