Khanna was a Bollywood sensation in the early 1970s.
Women all over India swooned over him and he delivered one superhit after another. We sang with him in Aradhana and cried at his death in Anand.
He could not survive the angry young man phase and played second fiddle to Amitabh Bachchan in the late 1970s.
Image: A truck transporting the mortal remains of Rajesh Khanna makes its way to the crematorium in Mumbai on July 19, 2012.
Thousands of mourners thronged the streets of Mumbai under heavy monsoon rain to bid farewell and catch a final glimpse of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna, who was cremated on July 19. (AFP)
Text: Sunil Rajguru