Bollywood's "Pasha of passion" Rajesh Khanna is no more. The
superstar died yesterday afternoon at his Bandra residence
'Aashirwad'. Khanna was suffering from prolonged illness since
long. His sudden death at 69 left the nation and the tinselville in
complete shock and grief.
If reports are to be believed, the reason behind his death was
liver infection. A close friend of the superstar informed a leading
daily that Khanna's liver got affected and "he could not take solid
food so he was on liquid intake."
According to the reports, Rajesh Khanna was battling with
critical health problems since April. On 23 June, he was admitted
to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai due to health complications. He was
discharged on 8 July from the hospital and was reportedly fine. On
14 July, Khanna was readmitted to the hospital, but was discharged
again on 17 July.
A leading website reports that Rajesh Khanna suffered alcoholic
problems all through his life and it is said that he had given up
alcohol in January. After he kicked off his drinking habit, his
relationship with Dimple got better. Khanna and his wife Dimple
were living separately due to their strained relationship.