Rajesh Khanna’s funeral pyre took place at the Vile Parle crematorium.

On Thursday, July 19th, 2012


Rajesh Khanna’s body taken in procession.

The first ever Superstar of the Hindi film industry and legendary actor Rajesh Khanna passed away on July 18, afternoon and on July 19, he was given the funeral pyre in the Vile Parle crematorium, Mumbai. Grandson Arav (son of Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna) and son-in-law Akshay Kumar lit the funeral of Mr. Khanna in the presence of family, friends, well wishers and many other B-town celebrities. His other son-in-law Sameer Saran was also present in the cremation ground.

Mr. Vijay Zaveri, a close friend of the late superstar said, “Aarav lit the pyre and Akshay Kumar (Rajesh Khanna’s son-in-law) assisted him.” Thousands of fans of the veteran actor assembled there to bade their final goodbye to their beloved actor. Reputed B-town celebs like Karan Johar and Rani Mukerji were also present there. Other superstars like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan called on the late actor’s home the previous evening.

The ultimate journey of late Mr. Khanna started at about 10am from his residence Aashirwad located in Bandra. His body was placed in a translucent casket and was taken in a royal procession in a mini-truck decorated in white flowers. The procession started from his Bandra residence and went through Carter Road, Turner Road and S.V. Road before arrivig the crematorium.

The actor’s wife Dimple Kapadia, his younger daughter Rinke and sons-in-law Sameer Sharan and Akshay were present with him during his last journey. The actor’s daughter Twinkle Khanna was advised to skip the funeral because she is pregnant with her second child right now.

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