New Delhi: Veteran actor cum politician Vinod Khanna left this world for a heavenly abode at Mumbai this morning. An ocean of fans took over several social media platforms to express their sadness and grief.
IANS quoted Sanjay Dutt extended his condolences to the Khanna family. He said in a statement: "It is saddening to hear of the demise of Vinod Khanna ji. I have watched him as a child and throughout my life was always fascinated by his style and charisma. He was always a thorough gentleman. A big loss to the fraternity. He was and always will be family to the Dutts."
Khanna is survived by his former wife Geetanjali and their sons Akshaye and Rahul, who are now actors, and his present wife Kavita, son Sakshi and daughter Shraddha.
Sanjay Dutt has worked with Vinod Khanna in films "Khoon Ka Karz" and "Kshatriya".
Dutt added, "May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Kavita Bhabhi, Akshaye, Rahul and Sakshi."
Khanna was hospitalised for over a month for suspected cancer. He was 70 and is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.
Khanna 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 incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of the Lok Sabha from Punjab's Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab.
(With IANS inputs)