Social media was flooded with condolence messages after the news of legendary Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passing away broke on Thursday afternoon. 

From film fraternity to politicians and sports personalities, most of them took to Twitter to express their grief over his demise. 

On learning of his demise, Amitabh Bachchan who worked with Khanna on several iconic projects left his press interviews mid-way and rushed to the Hospital where the late actor breathed his last.

Press statements were released by director Subhash Ghai and actor Sanjay Dutt.

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While the hospital authorities initially refused to share the reasons for his demise, have now later released a statement. 

The actor made his acting debut in 1968 with "Man Ka Meet" and is best remembered for his performance in films like "Mere Apne", "Mera Gaon Mera Desh", "Amar Akbar Anthony", "Qurbani", "Dayavaan" and "Jurm".

He was last seen in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dilwale" in 2015.

With inputs from PTI

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