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Photographs: Rajesh Khanna's last journey

Last updated on: July 19, 2012 19:48 IST

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Sonil Dedhia in Mumbai

Thousands of Rajesh Khanna fans braved the rainy weather, as they waited outside the home of India's first superstar at Carter Road, Bandra, a western suburban in Mumbai, to pay their last respects.

Khanna made his final journey from his home to the Pawan Hans crematorium at Vile Parle, in suburban Mumbai, where the last rites took place at 11 am.

Khanna's nine-year-old grandson Aarav -- son of Akshay Kumar and Twinkle -- performed the last rites.


Image: Akshay Kumar with son Aarav
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Khanna's body was placed in a glass casket in a truck, covered with white flowers.

As fans walked with the convoy, they threw flowers at the casket, and some even shed tears.

Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar with son Aarav, Rinke Khanna and her husband Sameer Saran accompanied the superstar. Twinkle, who is pregnant, stayed home.

Watch the video here


Image: The truck carrying Rajesh Khanna's body
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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There were quite a few incidents at Pavan Hans, when the growing crowds could not get a glimpse of their favourite star.

Some people started shouting slogans, and tried to break through the barricades, forcing the police to use lathicharge and control the crowd.


Image: Dimple Kapadia
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Fans shouted slogans like 'Rajesh Khanna Amar Rahe' and 'Jab Tak Suraj Chand Rahega Khanna Tera Naam Rahega' as the convoy made its to the crematorium.

Image: Rinke Khanna with husband Sameer Saran, and mother Dimple
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with Rajesh Khanna in Anand and Namak Haram, arrived on foot with his son Abhishek, which made the crowds go hysterical, as they tried to catch a glimpse.

Read Bachchan's moving tribute to Khanna.


Image: Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Randhir Kapoor was accompanied with younger brother Rajiv (not in the picture), as they paid their last respects.


Image: Randhir Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Director Sajid Khan, a close friend of Akshay Kumar, spent a long time at the venue.


Image: Sajid Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Shakti Kapoor seemed visibly upset as he made his way to the crematorium.


Image: Shakti Kapoor
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Kabir Bedi was spotted leaving the crematorium after paying his last respects.

Image: Kabir Bedi
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Shekhar Suman was also spotted at the venue.


Image: Shekhar Suman
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Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra makes his way through the crowds.

Image: Sudhir Mishra
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Actors Mukesh Rishi and Raza Murad were also present at the crematorium.



Image: Mukesh Rishi and Raza Murad
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