Mumbai: Braving rains, hundereds of fans lined up to bid adieu to yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna today as he began his final journey from his residence in suburban Bandra here.
The funeral procession of Khanna began from his bungalow, ‘Aashirwad’ on Carter Road at around 10 AM with fans queuing up to pay their last respects to the Bollywood phenomenon.
His body is being taken to the Pawan Hans crematorium in an open truck, wrapped with white flowers.
Resting in a glass coffin, the body of the superstar was accompanied by son-in-law and actor Akshay Kumar, estranged wife Dimple Kapadia and his younger daughter Rinkie Khanna by his side atop the vehicle, flanked by huge black and white photographs of the actor, on both sides.
Media persons also made a beeline outside his bungalow to witness his farewell even as the road was cordoned off with policemen all over, leading to huge traffic jam in the area.
The 69-year-old actor passed away yesterday at his residence here due to liver infection, a source close to the actor had said.
The superstar, fondly known as ‘Kaka’ to millions would forever be remembered as the ‘King of Romance‘, who ruled the hearts of many especially women as they worshipped him, married his photographs, smudged his car with lipsticks and waited late night outside hotels hoping to catch a glimpse of him.