(Reuters) – Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna, often called India’s first superstar, died in Mumbai on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for his son-in-law said.
Khanna, 69, a popular actor in the 1970s, had been unwell for several months and had been discharged from hospital earlier this week.
His funeral is scheduled for Thursday, a spokeswoman for Khanna’s son-in-law, actor Akshay Kumar, told Reuters.
Khanna made his acting debut with “Aakhri Khat” but shot to fame three years later, playing a dashing young pilot in the 1969 hit “Aradhana”.
He featured in successful films such as “Amar Prem” and “Anand” over the next decade.
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