Bollywood star Vinod Khanna passed away at 70 on Thursday. Khanna was suffering from cancer. His sad demise is a major blow to Indian film industry.
Who’s who of Indian film fraternity and other areas are expressing condolences to the Indian actor.
Here is the account of top reaction coming from all corners in India:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
On his official Twitter handle Adityanath prayed for peace to the departed soul and offered condolences to his family
# Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Shri Vinod Khanna, a highly talented and acclaimed actor & MP
# Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister
Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader & a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences.
# Dharmendra, Indian film star
I have nothing much to say and he was very close to me.
# Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors Vinod Khanna ji. Om Shanti!
# Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
He was a big-hearted person
# Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer
Unbelievable loss. Deepest condolences on the passing away of a wonderful man and such a jubilant being Vinod Khanna ji. RIP
# Birender Singh, Indian politician
I am saddened to learn about the demise of the “vibrant actor and dynamic politician.
# Sonia Gandhi, Indian politician
Remembering him as a gifted actor, Vinodji had a profound influence over the masses by his simple and charismatic character.
# Randeep S Surjewala, Indian politician
My personal favourite, Vinod Khanna ji was a remarkable actor and heartthrob of India. May his soul rest in Peace. Condolences to his family
# Vasundhara Raje, Indian politician
My heartfelt condolences to family and fans of veteran actor & dynamic leader Vinod Khanna ji. May his soul rest in peace.
# Taran Adarsh, Film trade analyst
9 years ago, on this date [27 April], Feroz Khan sahab passed away. Today, his Qurbani and Dayavan costar Vinod Khanna ji. Heartbreaking!
# Maniesh Paul, Indian actor
RIP vinod khanna sir...sad day..u will be missed!!
# Nitin Gadkari, Indian politician
I deeply mourn the demise of senior BJP parliamentarian Vinod Khanna, a versatile film personality and a great human being
# Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actor
One of the most loved, handsome & wonderful actors. Big loss. We have lost a legend today. Will always be a fan. RIP Vinod Khanna
# Sujoy Ghosh, Indian film director
My dad made me see a film called PATTHAR AUR PAYAL .. I came out becoming a fan of the villain. Thank you Vinod Khanna for the films..
# Ram Vilas Paswan, Indian politician
Very sad to know of the demise of veteran actor & BJP MP Sh Vinod Khanna! May God rest his soul in peace.
# Dr Raman Singh, Indian politician
Deeply saddened by the demise of veteran actor Vinod Khanna. May God give strength to the family & his soul rest in peace.
# Anupam Kher, Indian actor
Vinod Khanna ji had a magnetic charm & persona. Both on & off screen. He was kind, affectionate & helpful. Loved his panther like walk.
# Smriti Irani, Indian politician
My condolences to his loved ones and prayers so that his soul rests in peace. Vinod ji will truly be missed. Om Shanti!
# Arun Jaitley, Indian politician
Condolences on sad demise of veteran actor & BJP MP Shri Vinod Khanna ji, may God render peace to the departed soul & solace to his family.
# Rajnath Singh, Indian politician
Shri Vinod Khanna had an illustrious career in films and politics. He carved a special place in the hearts of millions of Indians.
# Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
Vinod Khanna, truly "Mere Apne", one of my most admired and loved personalities, the supremely handsome & talented superstar is no more.
# Harsha Bhogle, Cricket commentator
Deeply saddened by the passing of Vinod Khanna. So many memories. From Mere Apne to now. Will remember his smile when we last met
# Baba Sehgal, Indian pop singer
The most dynamic & good looking actor, your charm worked on earth, it'll work in heaven as well... RIP Vinod Khanna
# Shobhaa De, Indian writer
RIP Vinod Khanna. The last of the great Bollywood stars. A superb actor. And fine man.
# Akshay Kumar, Indian actor
Vinod Khanna will always remain the coolest and most good looking actor to grace the Indian screens.The industry has lost a legend today.
# M Venkaiah Naidu, Indian politician
Pained by the sad demise of Vinod Khanna, my colleague in NDA-1 govt, a legendary actor & MP. My condolences to his family. May his soul RIP
# Ravi Kishan, Indian actor
Vinod Khanna sir will miss u great handsome superstar n leader.. RIP
# Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor
Will miss you Amar. RIP. Remembering the good times with you, Vinod. Thank you for being my friend.
# Rajinikanth, Indian actor
My dear friend Vinod Khanna... will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
# Karan Johar, Indian film director
His screen presence is unparalleled even today...his super star swag is what we grew up on....RIP Vinod Khanna ...thoughts and prayers....
# Ashok Gehlot, Indian politician
The passing away of veteran actor Vinod Khanna is a very sad news...My heartfelt condolences to his family members . RIP Vinod Khanna
# Rajpal Yadav, Indian actor
Very saddened to hear about the passing of the talented Shri Vinod Khanna. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
# Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Indian politician
Pained to know about demise of BJP MP & renowned actor Vinod Khanna. His demise an irreparable loss to cinema world…..
# Piyush Goyal, Indian politician
Deeply saddened by the demise of BJP leader and veteran actor, Shri Vinod Khanna. Heartfelt condolences to his family and fans.
# Rajdeep Sardesai, Indian journalist
My fav Vinod Khanna film: Achanak.. actor, star, neta, gentleman, and yes, a decent cricketer too! RIP.
# Amit Shah, Indian politician
Saddened by the demise of Vinod Khanna ji, I extend my deepest condolences to his family and millions of fans. In Vinod Khanna ji,we have not only lost an actor par excellence but an outstanding politician, an irreparable loss for Indian cinema & BJP.
# Prakash Javadekar, Indian politician
A dearest friend. Vinod Khanna will be remembered for his performances in several films, especially ‘Mere Apne’.
# Ravi Shankar Prasad, Indian politician
I am sad to learn about the demise of Vinod Khanna - great actor, distinguished MP, ministerial colleague in Vajpayee Govt & fine human being
# Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Indian politician
Extremely saddened on the demise of great actor #VinodKhanna May his soul rest in peace. My Condolences to the family.
# Naveen Jindal, Indian politician
Saddened to know about the passing away of Shri Vinod Khanna. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family & loved ones.
# Shikhar Dhawan, Indian cricketer
Condolences on the passing of the legendary actor Vinod Khanna. May his soul rest in peace.
# Sambit Patra, Indian politician
Saddened to learn of the demise of veteran actor & BJP MP Sh Vinod Khanna! One of the most dashing personalities Bollywood ever produced!
# Devendra Fadnavis, Indian politician
Vinod Khanna ji will be remembered forever for his contribution in film industry & politics both.Condolences to his family, friends & fans!
# Raj Babbar, Indian actor, politician
Great actor, successful politician, worthy senior and a dear friend - can't believe Vinod Khanna ji is no more. May his soul rest in peace.
# Praful Patel, Indian politician
You will live in our hearts forever through the impression you have left with your versatility. RIP Vinod Khanna condolences to the family
# Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer
A great artist Vinod Khanna leaves us. He will be remembered as one of the finest actors in Bollywood.
# Manoj Tiwari, Indian actor, politician
RIP vinod khanna ji. You will be remembered for years for your contribution towards nation. We will miss you sir!
# Suresh Prabhu, Indian politician
Grew up watching my hero Vinod Khanna films, Achanak was one of his best.Became his colleague in parliament and in Atalji ministry.G8 friend
# N Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician
Saddened by the demise of charismatic actor Shri Vinod Khanna, the film fraternity has lost an idol. Prayers & condolences to the family.
# Anushka Sharma, Indian actor
He will live on forever in all of our hearts as a true hero
# Pritam, Indian music composer
Vinod Sir they don't make men like you anymore. My Condolences to the Khanna family.
# Shahnawaz Hussain, Indian politician
Sad to know about the demise of Vinod Khanna ji, a great actor & a wonderful person. Knew him well having worked with him in NDA-1.
# Aditi Rao Hydari, Indian actor
A superstar, a true legend and eternally handsome #vinodkhanna #RIP you will always stay in our hearts.
# Arbaaz Khan, Indian actor
Extremely saddened by the news of Vinod Khanna Sir's demise. Generations of people have been inspired by his work and goodness. RIP Vinodji
# Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
Remembering my buddy Vinod Khanna, led many lives in one lifetime, films spirituality politics, always following his heart. Salute you!