Veteran actor-turned-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead

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    Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a close family friend said here.

    He was hospitalised since over a month for suspected cancer and breathed his last at 70, Krishnamurthy, a renowned producer with Tina Films International, said.

    Khanna is survived by his wife and two actor sons.

    The actor was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in the first week on April after reportedly suffering from severe dehydration.

    The actor was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of the Lok Sabha from Punjab’s Gurdaspur constituency.

    Starting his career with minor roles in 1969, over the years the actor built up a hugely successful career and featured in some of the biggest Bollywood hits like “Mere Apne”, “Insaaf” “Parvarish” “Muqaddar Ka Siqandar”, “Qurbani”, “Dayavaan”, “Mera Gaon Mera Desh” “Chandni” “The Burning Train” and “Amar, Akbar, Anthony” among many more, said Krishnamurthy who was associated with him for past nearly five decades.

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