20 Jul 2012

Smt Ambika Soni Condoles the Death of Veteran Actor Rajesh Khanna

Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Ambika Soni has condoled the death of Shri Rajesh Khanna. In her condolence message to the members of the bereaved family, Smt. Soni said: 

“Very few actors can match the charisma, stardom and popularity that Rajesh Khanna enjoyed. His era initiated the wave of Superstardom in the Indian film industry, a concept which was unknown till then. Rajesh Khanna gave Indian cinema a whiff of fresh air by projecting the essence of goodness and romance in the various characters that he portrayed. His films provided us melodious music and haunting melodies which became a part of the generational change of the 1970s. The Indian film industry has lost one of its iconic personalities who gave a new identity to the male protagonist in films. 

Shri Rajesh Khanna was a much admired colleague in our party. We will all miss him. I pray to god to give necessary strength to his family to overcome the crisis.”

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