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A Superstars last journey, prez polls and more

Last updated on: July 21, 2012 09:56 IST

Watch: Fans bid farewell to Rajesh Khanna


The first superstar of Bollywood Rajesh Khanna has passed away into the ages. He was 69.The yesteryear actor had been ailing for some time now, and had been discharged from hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

This was his third hospitalisation since he was diagnosed with a kidney problem.

Hundreds of emotional fans and industry professionals bid their last adieu to Bollywood's greatest romantic hero Rajesh Khanna whose last rites were performed by his family at Mumbai's Vile Parle crematorium amid pouring rain on Thursday.

A large number of friends from the film fraternity, including his co-star Amitabh Bachchan, united in grief at the demise of the man who created mass hysteria during his heydays. Abhishek Bachchan, Manoj Kumar, Rani Mukherjee and Karan Johar were also present at the crematorium to pay their last respects.


Celebs pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna

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For a lot of Bollywood celebrities Rajesh Khanna, Hindi cinema's "first superstar", was the "phenomenon" whose "magic" will live on forever through his memorable films, dialogues and songs.

Young and veteran - celebrities of all age groups remembered Rajesh Khanna, fondly called 'Kaka'.

Celebrities paid their last respects by paying a visit to his residence Aashirwaad and later to the crematorium. Also many conveyed their condolences through Twitter.

His friends like Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Kumar to stars like Shahrukh Khan and Salman paid rich tributes to the star.
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The heroines whom Rajesh Khanna charmed!

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Rajesh Khanna departed for his heavenly abode after a prolonged illness and left with us, his legacy -- some of the most evocative romantic films, picturesque songs and crackling chemistry with the most successful costars of his time.

Here's looking at some of his most popular leading ladies and the iconic songs that captured the legendary Rajesh Khanna doing what he did best -- making his lovers, both on screen and off it, swoon.

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President poll: It's Pranab vs Sangama

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Polling was completed on Thursday in Parliament House and state capitals for electing a new President in a race that appears clearly in favour of UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee, who faces PA Sangma sponsored by some Opposition parties.

Brisk polling was witnessed in the early hours with MK Alagiri of the DMK, opposition BJD MPs led by B Mahtab and Pratap Singh Bajwa of the Congress among the early voters.

Besides the UPA and its four supporting parties - the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the RJD and the JD(S) - NDA members JD(U) and Shiv Sena as well as the CPI(M) and Forward Bloc have declared their support for Pranab.

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The secret of Deepika's SUPERHOT body

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No one can miss the super-hot figure of Deepika Padukone in her new film Cocktail!And Deepika gives the credit to nutritionist Pooja Makhija and her fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala.

The actress found Veronica's role challenging yet physically and emotionally draining, but at the end she felt it was worth it.

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ALIENS INVADE rediff workplace!

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The Rediff office had some unusual visitors on Monday noon-time.

 Aliens dropped in from Paglapur, situated in Shirish Kunder's Joker, and decided to stir things up!

Here's a look at some of the action.

Catch Joker, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, in theaters on August 31.

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Age:10/12, Hobby: Designing mobile apps!


Proving that age is just a number, 12 and 10-year-old tech savvy brothers Shravan and Sanjay Kumaran are the latest child prodigies in news for their mobile phone apps that have witnessed over 10,000 downloads across the world already.

But two brothers, still in school, have launched their very own mobile applications firm. Sanjay Kumaran is a CEO at just 10 years of age, while his 12-year-old brother, Shravan, is the president of the company Go Dimensions.

Floated last December, the firm has already made rapid strides. Within two months of its launch, the first product - Catch me Cop, a mobile application - was on display at Apple's App Store. And in the next two weeks, there were some 2,000 downloads!

No wonder that it drew the attention of, the popular website that comes out with lists of popular apps.