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PIX: Amitabh pays his last respects to Rajesh Khanna

Last updated on: July 19, 2012 19:42 IST

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With thousands of fans pouring in to pay their last respects to Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek had a tough time reaching the Pawan Hans crematorium.

Since their car got stuck in the traffic, the Bachchans stepped out and walked the last 100 meters.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
Photographs: Afsar Dayatar

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Amitabh Bachchan worked with Rajesh Khanna in two films -- Anand and Namak Haram -- and looked quite shaken by the tragic event.

Read his moving tribute to the star here.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The Bachchans' decision to walk the final stretch did not seem like a good one, given the circumstances, as the crowds went beserk seeing them at such close quarters.

It led to a stampede.


Image: Fans gather for Rajesh Khanna's funeral
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The stampede led to a lathi charge by the police, as they tried to control the crowds. Quite a few people were injured in the bargain.


Image: Police lathi charge
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The rains did not hamper spirits, as thousands of people lined up for a final glimpse of the star.


Image: Fans gather for Rajesh Khanna's funeral
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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The crowds even broke the barricades to get closer to the Bachchans, who were walking on the other side of the road.


Image: Fans break the barricades
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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After the stampede, there were quite a few sandals strewn all over the road, as their owners tried to get back on their feet.


Image: Stampede ensues
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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